In Proverbs 23:13 the bible tells us how to correct children:

13. Do not withhold correction from a child, for if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.

14. You shall beat him with a rod, and deliver his soul from hell.

I believe this means that if you correct your child because he did something bad (evil) by beating him for the purpose of correcting him so the child will not do it again, will keep him away from trouble or from evil.

A word of caution: Sometimes we loose our temper and want to take it out on our children or our defenseless love ones, when you feel these evil feelings, stop and pray to Jesus to give you patience and tolerance to deal with your love one in a more Jesus-like way. Remember our Lord's teachings and keep them in your heart. Pray to the Lord for wisdom.


April 20, 2006