Bible Summary. God approves of child discipline. Any discipline to a child must be done in mercy. Child discipline is done to nurture and correct a child’s behavior. We as parents must admonish and correct our children, but we must balance it by being parents of mercy and comfort just as God is to us . See below for Biblical commentary and scriptures concerning child discipline.
Child Discipline, A Parent’s Responsibility.
God approves of child discipline. It is an essential part of a parent and child relationship. ?” If parents do not discipline their children they are basically telling the child that they do not care about them. Hebrew 12:7 advises us how child discipline is an essential part of the parent and child relationship.
Hebrews 12:7, “If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?”
Child Discipline Is Done In Mercy.
Any discipline to a child must be done in mercy. We discipline a child not to judge the child. We discipline the child to help the child to create good habits. 2nd Samuel 7:17 advises us of a father’s mercy in discipline.
2nd Samuel 7:15, “But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.”
Fathers, Nurture Children Through Discipline And Not Through Anger.
Child discipline is done to nurture and correct a child’s behavior. We must communicate to the child why he or she is being discipline. If we provoke them to a state of anger and wrath, we are no longer nurturing the child . Ephesians 6:4 advises us to nurture children and not to discipline a child in anger.
Ephesians 6:4, “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
Child Discipline Must Be Balanced With Comforting The Child.
We as parents must admonish and correct our children, but we must balance it by being parents of mercy and comfort just as God is to us. 2nd Corinthians 1:3 advises us that God is a Father of mercy and comfort.
2nd Corinthians 1:3, “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;”