In life the choices are either “good” or “bad.” And in order for our choices to merit the distinction of being defined as “bad” or “good” we must first come to a knowledge of what “good” means and what “bad” means relative to each other.
Therefore, it is commonly assumed that one must know the “good” and the “bad” in order to make an accountable and appreciable choice between the two.
In addition, a person’s self-worth and character and how they are perceived by society is directly linked to how their behavior, demeanor and actions are assessed and labeled by society at large, i.e. a bad person does bad things and good person does good things.
Are you hearing me people?
If this be the case – and I believe that it is – we should stop calling and labeling the actions of our children as being “bad.”
THEY ARE CHILDREN.
Reinforce the positive characteristics of our children’s God-given spirit and encourage their rambunctiousness and help develop their passions and character while disciplining them with tough love but without crushing their souls and burdening them with the label and perceived persona of being “bad.”
THEY ARE CHILDREN.
We should know better therefore it is we who have been “bad” or “good.”
Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.
Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
We Must Do Better.
Ask the FATHER to help guide you in how you raise your children. Ask FATHER Yahweh to show you how to discipline your children in the same loving yet firm way that He disciplines those whom He loves.
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