6. In ecclesiastical affairs, the execution of the laws by which the church is governed, andinfliction of the
penalties enjoined against offenders
, who profess the religion of JesusChrist.7. To instruct or educate; to inform the mind; to prepare by
instructing in correct principles and habits
; as, to discipline youth for a profession, or for future usefulness.8.
To correct; to chastise; to punish
To advance and prepare by instruction
.The brain works in such a way that it forms K-Lines or “paths ofhabit” to help you to function spontaneously. If you do somethingmore than three times, you will form a habit, but to break a habittakes more than 21 times of consistent alternative action. Disciplineis the act of “
breaking the bad habits
” which is engraved in the brainand the only way to break a habit is to add pain to that action you donot want. Adding “pain”, or “something uncomfortable” to a habit willhelp the child to connect “pain” to something that is “wrong”, andthey learn the Scriptural truth that if you sin, there will beconsequences. Our heavenly Father works with us in this way and we should work the same waywith our children – BECAUSE IT WORKS! so that he/she would not want to do it again:
Discipline should be the last option and there is a reason why children do things wrong on acontinual basis. First of all, children are born into this world with a sinful nature. By default they dothings that is according to the flesh and not according to the spirit. It is our duties as parents tointroduce YHVH and His Word to our children so that their spiritual side can grow.
Sin means to miss the mark. The mark is to love Elohim with all we are and have and to loveothers as our selves. Children are born with a dependency on parents and everything evolvesaround that child’s needs and this is the definition of total selfishness. A Baby is the most selfishbeing because of their dependency on others and as he/she grows up and mature, they get lessdependent on others and thus less selfish. Selfishness is the opposite of love and you must teachyour child to love others so that their selfishness will become smaller and love for others willbecome bigger in their life.
Because the Word says so and YHVH wants us to teach our children His Ways and a part of thatteaching is discipline.
If you love your child, you will direct him from an early age so that he can learn what is right andwhat is wrong and that there is consequences for sin. They will also learn that not to obey is sinand not to obey YHVH have serious consequences. The easiest way to learn is to connectsomething bad with that which is wrong.