I think a better way to say this is :To spare the rod the child will mock you.
How many parents laugh at the naughty deeds of a child when they should be disciplined?
Indeed there is a certain TV show that shows home made video’s. Oh how many times I have seen a child throw a temper tantrum (especially because they did not get the present they demanded for Christmas). The idiot parents sit there and laugh instead of disciplining the child.
How many parents are guilty of pampering their offspring and giving them everything they demand without making them work for it How are they going to discipline themselves when they become adults if the parents do not teach it to them when they are children
When they become teenagers and are nothing but continuous trouble for you and then you waked up for the need for discipline they will mock you.
Then when the child grows into an adult they wail and wonder their children are so demanding, so ungrateful and so selfish.
From my experience this is a sin for which the mothers and grandmothers are the worst offenders.
When I was a teacher the first rule taught and enforced was respect. Both respect for the teacher and the teacher respecting the child. The majority of my children became well behaved and respectful. And, they loved their teacher for doing that for them.
Parents, you are a disgrace if you do not discipline your children and the crops you sow from this damming negligence will be nothing but heartache and misery. By not disciplining them you are guilty of leading them down the road to Hell much more that Satan is.
A life without discipline is a life of misery. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah for blessing me with The Holy Spirit Rabbi (God our Teacher) to teach me and when necessary discipline me so that I may always be an obedient child of Yours. I gratefully praise You for this treasured gift in the name of the best teacher of all Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah