Today's Verse: Proverbs 10:17

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
— Proverbs 10:17

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Discipline is not only important to us, but also to those who are influenced by our actions. So often we undervalue the impact of our personal decisions on others. But God has placed each of us in a circle of influence to be a blessing and a redemptive influence on those around us. To choose what is foolish, to ignore godly correction, not only jeopardizes our own future, but also the future of others.

Video Commentary...

We've included Phil's ToGather video from four years ago as an added blessing to our verse today:

My Prayer...

Father, humble and correct me gently. I know I am weak and not where I want to be spiritually. Mature me with your Spirit and correct me with your Word, your shepherds, and your discipline. Make my influence a blessing to those you have placed around me. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of Proverbs 10:17 — He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.