Proverbs 19:18 ” Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.”

Another Proverb that follows along the same vein is Proverbs 23:13-14, “Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with a rod, he will not die. Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death.” Neither one of these Proverbs advocate child abuse of any kind, but both endorse starting a child’s life out well by using chastisement & instruction in order to change behavior. For it’s when we allow ourselves to enable our children rather than correct them that we will bear the guilt from the consequences of their unwise decisions.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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