My children find it hard to understand why I make them do some things they are not excited about; like clean their toilets when they should be kicking their football in the backyard, or make their beds when they want to run downstairs for breakfast. They do not understand it when I discipline them for “little” things such as not putting their dirty clothes in the laundry basket but litter them on the floors or when they have towels all over the house instead of one at a time in their bathrooms. Some times they (especially the first) ask me, “Why Mummy?”I always tell him “him who the Lord loves he corrects.” Proverbs 3:12
No loving parent will leave the child to do whatever, whenever, without rules to guide and keep him straight.
God gave us His laws to help us grow as disciplined and responsible children. No irresponsible child amounts to anything.
The discipline of tithing and the consequences of not tithing are for our own good.
The discipline of loving and forgiving and the consequences of not doing it help to make us responsible…
Every divine discipline God institutes out of His love for us and His desire to make us better people, it is all for our own good. We should embrace divine discipline…
It is good for a man that he should bear the yoke [of divine disciplinary dealings] in his youth. Let him sit alone uncomplaining and keeping silent [in hope], because [God] has laid [the yoke] upon him [for his benefit]. Lamentations 3:27,28 (AMP)
Whether young or old, divine discipline should be embraced.