Live Wisely – Discipline Your Children

He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.

Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death. … Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death.

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him. … The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother. … Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul. … Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. … Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. … If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town.

The corrections of discipline are the way to life. … He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame. … Fools despise wisdom and discipline.

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. … Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline.

Pr 13:24; Pr 19:18, Pr 23:13-14; Pr 22:15, Pr 29:15, Pr 29:17, Pr 22:6; Ep 6:4, Co 3:21, De 21:18-19; Pr 6:23, Pr 13:18, Pr 1:7; He 12:11, Re 3:19

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