On Training Up A Child

In Proverbs 22:6 (ASV), the wise man states, “Train up a child in the way [marginal reading – Heb. “according to his way”] he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it.

The Hebrews taught that nothing was more important than the rearing of a child in godliness. Discipline was an integral part of that training (cf. Proverbs 13:24; Proverbs 19:18; Proverbs 22:15; Proverbs 23:13-14; Proverbs 29:15; Proverbs 29:17).

No reward in life was more satisfying than to have a “wise son,” and no sorrow was greater than to have reared a “foolish son” (Proverbs 10:1; cf. Proverbs 15:20).

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Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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