Saturday, July 7, 2018

The Greatest Unkindness

To leave the roots of weeds growing in the garden among the flowers is to insure the springing up of those weeds by and by, to mar the beauty of the garden.

In the same way, some parents have such foolish hearts that they cannot bear to correct a child lest they cause it pain. They forget that to leave an uncorrected fault in a child, or to allow any wrong habit to grow up in its life unchecked is the greatest unkindness they could possibly do the child!

No tender feeling should ever prevent a parent from trying to correct a fault in a child. Love must always seek the best.

[J. R. Miller]

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.

Proverbs 19:18 … Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

Proverbs 22:6 … Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.