Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child;
The rod of discipline will remove it far from him.
Proverbs 22:15

Apply your heart to discipline
And your ears to words of knowledge.
Do not hold back discipline from the child,
Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
You shall strike him with the rod
And rescue his soul from Sheol.
 My son, if your heart is wise,
My own heart also will be glad;
And my inmost being will rejoice
When your lips speak what is right.
Do not let your heart envy sinners,
But live in the fear of the Lord always.
Surely there is a future,
And your hope will not be cut off.
Listen, my son, and be wise,
And direct your heart in the way.
Proverbs 23:12-19
Mother and Children Portrait
No matter how old we are, all of us Christian women have children in our life whether they be ours or someone else's.   In working my way through Proverbs I came upon these verses that brought up a number of questions in my mind that I would like your thoughts on for this week's post.  Feel free to also post your own questions as well.  Would especially like the thoughts of some of you older women who have had children in your lives for more years.

To spank or not to spank, that is the question.

Does physical correction help teach spiritual discipline?  If so, how?

As adults, how can we use discipline to point to God?

What are some scriptures that we can use in conjunction with other forms of discipline to train our children up in the way they should go?

When the child is not ours, what should our role as Christian women be in discipline?
Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE(R), Copyright(c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

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