Thursday, January 29, 2015

What Does the Bible Say About Sparing the Rod?

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.  Proverbs, Chapter 13, verse 24.

Parents often feel guilty for being away from their children with their work and other things that take them away from home.  At times, some parents over compensate by giving their children all they desire, overlooking the child’s disobedience without realizing how counterproductive it is. 

If a parent gives in to a child’s demands when they are young and doesn’t provide appropriate consequences for misbehavior, do you think that child will behave any differently as a teenager or adult?  Maybe correcting children and having reasonable expectations for them while they’re young would be to their best advantage.  Our ultimate goal should be that they grow into responsible Christian men and women.

Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.

This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections. 
Please click on comments below to share your suggestions. Thanks! Debbie

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