Does proper correction evidence a want of parental love?


"He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes." Prov. 13: 24.
NOTE - One Christian mother writes thus concerning the importance of child training: "Children
who are allowed to come up to manhood or womanhood with the will undisciplined and the passions
uncontrolled, will generally in after-life pursue a course which God condemns. The neglect of parents
properly to discipline their children has been a fruitful source of evil in many families. The youth have not
been restrained as they should have been. Parents have neglected to follow the directions of the Word of
God in this matter, and the children have taken the reins of government into their own hands. The
consequence has been that they have generally succeeded in ruling their parents, instead of being under
their authority. False ideas and a foolish, misdirected affection have nurtured traits which have made the
children unlovely and unhappy, have embittered the lives of the parents, and have extended their baleful
influence from generation to generation. Any child that is permitted to have his own way will dishonor
God and bring his father and mother to shame."

Upon what conditions is an understanding of divine things promised ?
How did the people respond to the preaching of John?
What is the ground of justification on God's part?
Can anyone boast of sinlessness?
26. What event is directly connected with the blotting out of sin and the final refreshing from God's presence?
How long will the saints engage in this work of judgment?
By what are all men to be finally judged?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle