The Rod of Discipline

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3/22/08 From The Lord, Our God and Savior - The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

Thus says The Lord: When a child comes of age by sin and continues therein, despite the word of their parents or the Word of The Lord written in the Scriptures of Truth, they must be punished. Failing to respond with swift correction and discipline will only encourage further disobedience and sin.
You have heard it said, to spare the rod is to hate your child.[1] This Scripture is true. Yet that which is written does not speak of physical punishment, but of discipline... O vain and ignorant peoples of this world, stop perverting My Word! Humble yourselves in the sight of God, that you may gain wisdom! A child’s disobedience is brought forth from a troubled heart and an unsettled spirit, wrought in ignorance. How then shall a beating correct the heart, and how shall striking them bring about a right spirit?!
Beloved, do not exasperate your children, by bringing them into subjection by abuse. Rather take them by the hand, and lead them in the ways of The Lord. For the love of a father is displayed in tenderness and kindness, and is also revealed through the correction and discipline of those he loves. Therefore, as it is written: Let the children first learn and show piety at home, and requite their parents, for this is good and acceptable before God.


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