Proverbs 13:24 NASB "He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently."I heard it too many times to admit, "This is going to hurt me more than you! " Today's Word is one that has been forgotten in our world but desperately needs to be remembered! Time after time, when I chose a path of disobedience, my dad would take me to my bedroom and discipline me, but he alway said that it was going to hurt him more than me! Not sure I understood at the time but years later, I got it! The spanking I received didn't hurt him physically but grieved his heart that I didn't learn the lessons. His tough love saved me from going down a path that would have led me to possibly death itself. Today's youth have no one to love them like my dad did to me by disciplining me. The fatherless rate of young people is astounding, which is allowing them to run rampant with no end in sight. We need to bring back the fathers who are willing to discipline with love and not withhold the rod! Let's help our youth and be the fathers God has called us to be! peace, tom
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