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.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Embrace Your Inner Meany

(Pro 29:17 KJV) Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

The verse I looked at yesterday dealt with how children treat their parents.  This verse deals with how parents are to treat their children.  This one lays the foundation for the other.  The action that is demanded of parents and they avoid like the plague is correction (3256).  We don’t want to be the bad cop.  The genuine source of that is the desire to avoid conflict and not wanting to spend the time.  It is reinforced by social pressures that tell us normal discipline is child abuse. 

Our standards are to be those of the Bible, not the American Psychological Association, or whatever they call that organization.  It will never be popular with the garden variety psychologist nor with children born with a carnal nature.  It is still a basic requirement.

So?  Keep in mind that the child that claims you are a meany today will thank you tomorrow.  Okay, maybe not tomorrow.  It may take a few years, but it will come.  If you don’t trust me then do it because God says so. 

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