Thursday, July 7, 2011

Spanking Debate?

Every Thursday, I get an e-mail from Our 365. It wasn't something I remember signing up for when I was in the hospital last year delivering my son, but it has been enjoyable nonetheless to read every week about his developmental milestones. Rarely do I click on any of the links, but today, one caught my eye. The link read, Is it illegal to spank in California? I came to discover it's not, praise God.

In response, here's some of God's facts on discipline:

"for the Lord disciplines the one He loves, just as a father, the son he delights in." -Proverbs 3:12

"My son, keep your father's command, and don't reject your mother's teaching. Always bind them to your heart; tie them around your neck. When you walk here and there, they will guide you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; when you wake up, they will talk to you. For a commandment is a lamp, teaching is a light, and corrective instructions are the way to life."
-Proverbs 6:20-23

"Poverty and disgrace come to those who ignore instruction, but the one who accepts rebuke will be honored." -Proverbs 13:18

"The one who will not use the rod hates his son, but the one who loves him disciplines him diligently." -Proverbs 13:24

"A fool despises his father's instruction, but a person who heeds correction is sensible."
-Proverbs 15:5

"Anyone who ignores instruction despises himself, but whoever listens to correction acquires good sense." -Proverbs 15:32

"Discipline your son while their is hope; don't be intent on killing him." -Proverbs 19:18

"Foolishness is tangled up in the heart of a youth; the rod of discipline will drive it away from him." -Proverbs 22:15

"Don't withhold correction from a youth; if you beat him with a rod, he will not die. Strike him with a rod, and you will rescue his life from Sheol."
-Proverbs 23:13-14

"A rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a youth left to himself is a disgrace to his mother." -Proverbs 29:15

"Discipline your son, and he will give you comfort; he will also give you delight." -Proverbs 19:17


"No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it yields the fruit of peace and righteousness to those who have been trained by it."
-Hebrews 12:11

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