Proverbs 6:23 – For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life
This is referring to the son or younger person keeping the commandments of the wise father. The commandments are to be viewed as a lamp that gives light on a path to travel so one can walk where illuminated not in darkness. Discipline is good as it provides a corrective course to walk towards Jesus in life.
Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. I need to recognize that God’s commandments are what is best for me and follow Him. I must be in the Word seeking God to know His ways. God’s commands shine light into darkness and without the light, I can stumble and easily get lost. God’s teaching allows me to follow a path of righteousness where every other course leads on a road to destruction. I must understand and know that God will use discipline to bring me back into focus on Him. God disciplines us because He loves us! Otherwise, I may not repent and continue in my sinful way which leads to death.
Thank you for loving us so much that you give us commands to live by and follow you. Thank you for discipling me to return me on your path of life. Let the power of the Holy Spirit give me strength, wisdom and encouragement to know you and make you known.