TODAY’S BIBLE READING:
TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):
Proverbs 29:17 (ESV) “Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.”
REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):
The word “discipline” used in our Verse for Today speaks of everything from instructing to punishing. It encompasses the whole realm of the parent’s responsibility to equip and train their child to develop into a godly, productive, well-rounded adult.
As a pastor, I have often had a front row seat to inevitable heartbreak. In various ways, the parent failed to love, train, and set clear parameters for their child. In their actions, they failed to show a biblical priority system of what is truly valuable in life. And they failed to administer loving and appropriate discipline when bad behavior was taking root. It was no wonder that their child grew up and broke their heart by the way they chose to live.
Do you want to have a heart that is at rest and happy? This can be your experience when you see how well your children are doing and observe that they are following the Lord.
But, it doesn’t happen by accident. You have to work toward that. You have to train, equip, and give correction to your child when needed.
“Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.” (Proverbs 29:17)