Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The Old Testament says if we spare the rod, we spoil the child.
While no child likes to be spanked, no child needs to go without discipline.
Children know it—they know they need correction.
While they know that and they need it, they still don’t want it.
They want their way. In their time. And in whatever way they want it.
They despise correction.
But, who doesn’t? I’m far from being a child, but I still despise correction.
Even God’s correction. His “spankings” hurt as much as those my parents applied to my backside.
Yes, hurts. But, needed.