Discipline means “to teach and train”. Discipline sounds negative because some people are not loving disciplinarians. However God is the source of all love. Proverbs 3:11-12 says, 11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, 12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. God doesn’t punish us because He wants to see us in pain, but because He has great concern in seeing us developed into who we are meant to become.