Proverbs 23:13-14 Wisdom for the Soul

Posted: June 23, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Under Gods Command

Proverbs 23:13-14 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death.

The stern tone of discipline here is offset by the affection expressed in verse 15 (My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad). However, many parents are reluctant to discipline their children at all. Some fear they will forfeit their relationship, that their children will resent them, or that they will stifle their children’s development. But correction won’t kill children, and it may prevent them from foolish moves that will.

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