Proverbs 13:22-25

22 A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children,
    but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.

23 An unplowed field produces food for the poor,
    but injustice sweeps it away.

24 Whoever spares the rod hates their children,
    but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

25 The righteous eat to their hearts’ content,
    but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.

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One response to “Proverbs 13:22-25

  1. Sparing the rod, or discipline, is not often because of pity for the children. It is because it takes consistent work and effort to raise children according to a standard. It is easier to be absorbed in our own pursuits and neglect the raising of our kids. Loving them, and wanting them to be like Jesus, and equipped for life, means that we need to invest time and energy into their upbringing and supply consistent discipline.

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