"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6. "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes." Proverbs 13:24. "Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying." Proverbs 19:18. "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him." Proverbs 22:15. "The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame." Proverbs 29:15. "And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." Deuteronomy 6:6-7. "And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4. "A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger." Proverbs 15:1. "Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell." Proverbs 23:13-14. "And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them." Mark 10:13-16.
[God's Opinion Column #11 Approximately 350 Words. The above Bible verses were compiled by Louis A. Turk and were published in The Daily Press of Paso Robles, California in the late 1980's. Copyright by Louis A. Turk. May be freely used unmodified with inclusiony this paragraph.]