Discipline

First posted here on November 2012.

Mother
Arms akimbo.
Eyes askance.
Head a tilt.
Meredith Ann,
Do I need a switch?

Father
Hand fixed to his belt.
Eyes gleamed with warning.
Head signaling no.
Meredith Ann,
Straighten up!

Warning was enough. I knew from experience what would happen. It was always for my benefit, given in love. Discipline corrects. It was their tutelage that taught me the correct response to a loving God’s discipline. Hebrews 12:6 (NASB) “For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, and He scourges every son whom He receives.”

3 thoughts on “Discipline

    • What strikes me, once it was used, it served as deterrent with just a touch of his hand. He wasn’t looking for an opportunity to use it. I never commanded that respect from my boys. I attempted to correct with threats. That doesn’t work.

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  1. I well remember those days too. At the time I sure didn’t appreciate them but now I’m grateful that the strictness of my parents helped lead me to God.

    “If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?” (Hebrews 12:7)

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