Monday, May 2, 2016
To His Own Soul
How painful must it be to the heart of a parent who neglected the training of his child, to see the that child walk in the paths of wickedness. Every wicked act in such a child must be a wound in the heart of his cruel father, who by his cruel negligence, left his child to be a prey to the devil and, carried captive by that cruel tyrant, to be employed in his hellish drudgery!
If the father lives to see him die in such a situation, what a hell must it be to his own soul! Even the agonies of a wounded conscience are unequal to the torment of reflecting that, in spite of all the obligations of nature, he allowed his poor child to be carried away by Satan to the Lake of Fire; where he is now justly cursing the parent who brought him into the world, because he never used the proper means for preventing that horrible misery, to which he is now reduced.
Proverbs 19:18 ... Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
Proverbs 13:24 ... He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Proverbs 22:15 ... Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
Proverbs 23:13-14 ... Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.❤