Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
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 ignore godly correction, not only jeopardizes our own future, but also the future of others.
Father God, mature me with your Spirit and correct me with your Word and your discipline. Make my influence a blessing to those you have placed around me. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.