The following Bible verses provide a biblical concept of discipline. Feel free to use the list for personal use or group lesson material.
From heaven he made you hear his voice to discipline you. On earth he showed you his great fire, and you heard his words from out of the fire.
Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.
Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always. Remember today that your children were not the ones who saw and experienced the discipline of the LORD your God: his majesty, his mighty hand, his outstretched arm; the signs he performed and the things he did in the heart of Egypt, both to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his whole country;
“Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.
You rebuke and discipline men for their sin; you consume their wealth like a moth- each man is but a breath. Selah
Blessed is the man you discipline, O LORD, the man you teach from your law;
The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair;
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding,
At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent. You will say, “How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction! I would not obey my teachers or listen to my instructors.
The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.
For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life,
He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid
He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
A fool spurns his father’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.
He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die.
Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding.
Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.
Yet they did not listen or pay attention; they were stiff-necked and would not listen or respond to discipline.
1 Corinthians 11:32
When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
Since an overseer is entrusted with God’s work, he must be blameless-not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.
In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.”
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live!
Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness.
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.
Source: Holy Bible, New International Version