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Saturday 9/24

Can you tell me what the computer did at lunchtime? Yeah you're right, it had a byte. Mind you not a terra byte, just a byte. That skipped his memory.

Our meditation today is found in Prov. 22:15 "Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him."

The child here is used as the example of someone who needs instruction or discipline. Even though the child may act foolishly or without common sense the child will accept discipline in order to learn. This is the distinguishing factor between a child & a fool.

Immaturity is proven by inherently, innately being in need of correction. I remember my mother saying this to me just before spanking me "the trick of child rearing is knowing which end to pat and when."

It has been apply said mischief & self-will are native borne in a child's heart. The key to guiding them from that harmful takeover, is knowing when to apply the board of education to the seat of learning.

Children have always needed to be corrected, and kept under discipline, by their parents. Just as we all need to be corrected by our Heavenly Father. (Heb. 12:6)

Early in my childhood, I can remember memorizing this verse. I must admit, however, that I required reviewing this verse many times throughout my child rearing years. My mother had an artistic neighbor beautifully print this verse and then she placed it beside my fathers razor strap. On the other side was the scribbled statement, "I need thee every hour." Unfortunately the hand scribbled sign was my rough rendition. I hated repeating these two statements.

Early in my childhood my grandmother would ask me. Benny why is it that you need correction so much when your sister needs it so little? That statement would haunt me often as she had me set in the corner facing the wall, when I had done wrong. I would rather receive a spanking than be sent to the corner.

That correction led me to many times of good instruction, soul searching & heart changing moments. Many times my uncle Ray would talk me through what I had done wrong and what had guided me to it. It made such sense then, I would wonder why hadn't it made sense before.

So Go With God he knows just the right time to pat which end. Whether to say "well done" or to allow life's instructional spanking. Oh how good and broad is His love for you & me.

Sep 24, 2022

Well said by your mom! It is true that while our nation's culture has "dumbed" down in education, testing, competition (everyone wins, no one loses), and where foul language is common and corporal punishment is frowned upon, God's Word will set this ship aright. We just have to chose to believe it's precepts snd follow them from our Wise Teacher's Bible provided for our benefit.



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