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.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Build a Better Rod

(Pro 23:13 KJV)  Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

I had the conversation again today.  It was a grandparent concerned about an over-active grandchild.  You could hear the pain in her voice.  There wasn’t much I could say.  I would bet dollars to donuts that the parents would reject this verse totally.  

Children need discipline.  Obviously it can be overdone.  There is a level in which it becomes abuse.  The problem with today’s society is that their level of abuse is before it starts.  You don’t want to spank?  Fine.  Find a different type of “rod” (7626).  If you are blessed with a child like our second then you know that a frown can be a rod.  If you have one like our first then you know that for some even the rod isn’t enough.  Strangely enough putting him on a chair seemed to do the trick.  Go figure.

So?  Don’t throw out the standard of discipline because of the word “rod”.  Grab the principle and apply it.  Save a life. 

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