Scripture: Proverbs 3:11-12 My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the Lord corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.
Devotional: Why do you think so many people have such a hard time with discipline? It often seems like a negative, rather than the positive thing that it is. God disciplines those He loves, and you are showing love to your kids when you discipline them.
Discipline is a way of protecting and developing a person in order to bring out the very best in them. We’ve all seen that spoiled child behaving badly in the grocery store. When you see that, do you say to yourself: “now there’s a parent who really loves their child”? Don’t think so.
Don’t be afraid to enact discipline in your child’s life. It’s necessary and imperative for their well-being.
- How would you rate your ability to discipline your child effectively?
- If you struggle in this area, reach out for help. Our kids and student pastors are here to partner with you.