The Delight of Discipline


“Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.” (Proverbs 29:17)

Proverbs provides numerous references to discipline in the home. And this advice is good in our times… Discipline or correction, in this day of time, is not popular. It is sometimes, unfortunately, equated or confused with child abuse. God forbid. However, the writer of Proverbs focuses on discipline in a positive way, expressing the satisfaction, and expressing the joy that parents experience in correcting children and witnessing the wisdom emerges as a result…[Proverbs 29:17]…adds the thought of delight, [which] is a metaphor for the joy a responsible son brings. It’s used together with “delight” and “rest,” suggesting the image of when a parent takes a deep breath and letting out a sigh of relief and pleasure because that child has turned out well.

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Evangelist Angela Sanders, First Lady of Shiloh Temple COGIC

October 2, 2011, From the Radio Broadcast “The Sunday School Review,”  (Airs live http://www.WESLRADIO.com every Sunday at 8AM)

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