[people will be] without self-control, 2 Timothy 3:2j
Since we live in a “Have it Your Way” and a pamper yourself world, it’s not surprising that we see the extensive hedonism and me-ism in society today. Why go shopping in the mall when you can shop online and have everything delivered tomorrow? I want this, and I want it now! The credit companies will accommodate your out of control spending because they’ll take in quite a few dollars when you pay them back. In order to get spending or overall lusts under control, we need discipline.
Discipline is never easy in any way it’s tried. That’s the nature of discipline. It take work and dedication.
They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 11 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. Hebrews 12:10-11
This discipline is for our own good. In a world where everything is permissible, it pays to be disciplined in the areas that no one is disciplined in.