EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2022
TEXT: PROVERBS 13:24
(24) He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
KEY VERSE: PROVERBS 19:18
Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
God wants you to discipline your children in a godly way. Our today’s text is saying you should apply discipline on your child quite early in life. Do not be so merciful and compassionate that you cannot use cane to beat your child. Your child is not too young to receive the cane. God who created the child says “I have put miracle power in the cane as I put miracle power in the rod of Moses. It will change your child.” Do not toy with the cane. Do not joke or take discipline with the cane casually.
Buy a cane and keep it in the house and let your child know about it. Tell your child to touch it, tell him “it is waiting for you.” That child will be conscious of that cane. The Word of God says that in beating the child you are demonstrating practical love for him. Christian parents must discipline their children in a godly way. Your motive must be pure. There must be no partiality between one child and the other. The cause of the chastisement must be clear to the child, so that he does not see it as hatred and oppression.
Discipline the child while there is hope. Proverbs 19:18 says,“chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying”. There is a time when there will be no more hope; there is a time when there is nothing you can do to that child anymore. There is a time you will take the cane and he will despise it. Use the cane while the child is still afraid of it not when he will despise it.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Discipline your child early in life.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Come to Jesus, right now
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Amos 4-6; Revelation 6
PASTOR PAUL RIKA