• “Listening to God” Bible Reading & Devotion: Dec 2, 2020 – Proverbs 029

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    Proverbs 29 (ESV)

    15 The rod and reproof give wisdom,
    but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
    16 When the wicked increase, transgression increases,
    but the righteous will look upon their downfall.
    17 Discipline your son, and he will give you rest;
    he will give delight to your heart.
    18 Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint,
    but blessed is he who keeps the law.
    19 By mere words a servant is not disciplined,
    for though he understands, he will not respond.
    20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?
    There is more hope for a fool than for him.
    21 Whoever pampers his servant from childhood
    will in the end find him his heir.

     

    REFLECTION:

    These few proverb verses once again teach parents how to discipline their children. Many parents often indulge their children, worrying that too strict discipline will harm their young children mentally. Are you also such a parent? If you want to give up discipline, let your children do their own way, or dare not to discipline lest the relationship with your children be damaged, please remember: disciplining with both love and strictness is beneficial to the growth of your children. Disciplining your children with enduring love will eventually teach them self-discipline, make them more wise and capable, and receive long-term blessings from God.
     

    PRAYER:

    Ask God to give you wisdom and patience. Be able to discipline your children in a coexisting way of love and sternness, so that they can walk in the Word of God throughout their lives. Ask God to establish a closer relationship between you and your children. For your children, pray for them to understand that your strict discipline is for their benefit and long-term blessing from God.

     

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    How Deep the Father’s Love – youtu.be/dLDGVl8D5UU

     

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