An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hope or Less

(Pro 19:18 KJV)  Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

As I write I am seething over a recent set of deaths in my area.  I don’t know the details but it involved two young people, a Facebook page and a lack of “discipline” (3256).  The kids I teach tell me that one of the dead was the brother of a girl I had in class last year.  Put that together with a parent meeting I recently sat in that is typical of public schools today and you have a recipe for disaster.

We have schools full of children that are running out of time because the schools are reinforcing the lack of discipline in the home.  This verse talks about a lack of “hope” (8615b).  Not teaching children self control means they don’t learn about cause and effect.  This means that their future is already a closed book. 

So?  Teach your children.  Encourage others to teach their children.  Try to get schools in your area to enforce behavior.  It is literally a life or death issue. 


Gorges Smythe said...

I'm sure you get tired of me saying this, but it's all part of the plan.

Pumice said...

Some things need to be repeated until the sheeple get the idea. Go for it.

Grace and peace.