(Pro 29:15) The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
Have you noticed a tendency in Church attenders and cultural Christians to practice what is being called “Cafeteria Christianity.” It means that you go along the line and pick out what you want for the day. What you pick varies according to mood. That may be no problem when you are at a fast food joint, but it becomes a serious issue when you are talking about your faith. We sometimes criticize Thomas Jefferson, who took scissors to the Bible and cut out all the parts he did not like. We do the same thing today
One area this is true involves the discipline of our children. We have swallowed the belief system of the world that says people are innately good. The Bible says we are inclined to evil. That is why correction, discipline and teaching are so important. This verse says that corporal punishment is an acceptable path to wisdom. This does not mean that corporal punishment is the only way to wisdom, just that it is an acceptable method.
So? Base your decisions in life on what God says, not on Dr. Phil or Dr. Spock. Remember who will be sitting on the judgment seat.