Welcome to Day 29 of the Proverbs Challenge, and today, we are reading chapter 29
When I read through this chapter, the verse that stuck out for me was:
“To discipline a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.”Proverbs 29:15
My Thoughts: It was interesting that just this week, one of the participants of this challenge was talking about ”disciplining” his son growing up, and how his son has since thanked his father for this
When I think of my childhood, my parents weren’t/aren’t walking with the Lord, and so, there wasn’t Godly wisdom directing them, day-by-day
Discipline isn’t beating a child into submission. In my opinion, there is no reason to lay a hand on anyone (to hit them) in life, because physical discipline comes from a need to control, our frustrations, and because, we have lost the ability to think rationally – this is where God comes in, and brings His love, His peace, His mercy, and forgiveness
My Reflection: Parents of children often tire of disciplining them (I know I do) because they feel as if all they are doing is nagging, scolding, or punishing their child.
Therefore, how many times do we feel as though we should ”give-up” and let our child/ren do what they want?
I have often prayed to the Lord, about whether I have put my struggles onto my Daughter, and therefore whether our relationship is suffering because of it?
Yet, God has reminded me that a kind, but firm correction, help our children to learn, and as we have found in this challenge – learning makes us wise
The Bible says to train a child up in the way they should go, and therefore loving (Godly) discipline will ultimately teach our children to discipline themselves
Yesterday, one of Sarai’s teachers stopped my husband at school, to tell him how incredibly lovely, and kind Sarai is. That made smile, and gave me reassurance that we are both on the right track!
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