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CHILDREN ARE GIFTS

May 9, 2015

Saturday

 

Proverbs 13:24

 

– He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
 

LESSON

 

“‘Spare the rod and spoil the child.’ This common maxim is often wrongly attributed to the Bible.

In reality the book of Proverbs, when taken as a whole, encourages its readers to use multiple levels of discipline ranging from pointing out improper behavior to the use of corporal punishment.” “The proverb simply commends bodily chastisement as a means of training; details are left to the judgment of parents. Solomon linked love with “discipline,” and hate with failure to discipline. The popular childish viewpoint is that hate produces discipline, and love grants unbridle freedom. Eli failed to disciple his sons, and God destroyed them. Abraham is a positive example of a loving parent.

The end result of all discipline’s good benefits is children that have the learned ability to control themselves. A loving parent inflicts temporary discomfort on his children to spare them the long range disaster of an undisciplined life.

 

Memory Verse: Mark 10:14

 

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