Day 86 – Don’t Hesitate to Discipline Children

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 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shall beat him with the rod, and shall deliver his soul from hell’ Proverbs 23:13-14

As the children grow, they begin to understand things better, and they will be glad that they were raised well.

Good News Bible says, ‘Don’t hesitate to discipline children. A good spanking won’t kill them. As a matter of fact, it may save their lives’. Many a times you want to show that you are a loving parent – and most fathers are loving, same with most mothers. But the Bible is saying don’t hesitate to discipline them. If you would spank them in love, it would do more good than if you spare the rod, and spoil the child. Our society is in crisis today because there are too many spoiled children roaming around!

There are several youths who are wishing that when they were much younger they were given closer attention and corrected when they were taking the wrong steps. Many of my older friends who were raised in this society through appropriate discipline and are now of good character acknowledge the fact that it helped them to build who they are today. Unfortunately, these same people that are currently parents are shying away from appropriate discipline for their children because of current misguided societal values. Let’s give this a thought and repent.

Have you been faithful to God and your children in this regard? Hesitating to discipline children does not equate to love; rather, a good spanking will not kill them – quite the opposite in fact. May God give you understanding, in Jesus name, amen.

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