Good Morning Warrior!
It’s The Lord’s Day, Hallelujah!
Word for the Day:
(2 Samuel 13)
“True Love Corrects sin”
Text: 2 Samuel 13:21
“But when King David heard of all these things, he was very angry.”
The Principle that “True Love Corrects sin,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
The Bible warns you and I that:
“He who spares his rod hates his son,
But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.”(Prov.13:24).
God shows His Love for you and I by “chastening,” correcting us:
“For whom the LORD loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives.”(Heb.12:6).
King David’s infirmity was practicing indulgence with his children; he refused to correct and punish them for their sin.
“David got angry,” but it did nothing; he refused to correct his son Amnon.
Perhaps he felt that he forfeited his moral authority as a father by having committed his own sins of multiple wives, and murder and adultery with Uriah and Bathsheba. Yet that is a shallow excuse for his own “self-indulgence.”
What he thought was Love by indulging Amnon was actually hating him!
This is a common trap for parents in correcting their children. Certainly, a spanking is not the only form of correction and punishment. I learned many different forms of correction from my parents; some were more painful that others. Corrections like sitting in the corner in a little baby chair, not being allowed to go to the football game with my friends, the loss of some privileges for a week, or a month; a spanking was preferred because it was over in a few minutes!
That’s how I learned my parents loved me - because they corrected and punished me for misbehavior. After every correction there was an affirmation of their love for me as their son.
That’s how God shows us that He loves you and I. He Loves us too much to allow us to disobey Him without Convicting us of our disobedience, Correcting us, and bringing you and I back to Him by our confession and repentance; and affirming you and I as His son and daughter.
Take a lesson from King David; if we practice indulgence with our children, our children will practice indulgence with our grandchildren. Show your love for your children by Correction, and don’t forget the Affirmation of your Love for them as your son and daughter. Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy