I Corinthians 1:10 says:
10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.
As we continue our devotional series this week, we are reminded by author Jack Countryman that when anger and discord become a regular visitor in our homes, there will not be a place for peace in our families. Peace and anger are like oil and water – they do not mix!
Peace will walk out the backdoor when anger becomes a regular visitor. The family is called to be of one mind and one spirit. The father’s role is to make sure this is the mindset inside the home. The spiritual leadership in the home and the unity between parents and guardians ALL contribute to the family’s balance.
As leaders in the home, whether we are male or female, we must accept God’s role and create a bond of love than cannot be broken.
Just like promoting and nurturing peace, handling discipline is also our responsibility. Still, discipline and correction do not come easy to a loving parent.
But Proverbs 22:15 says:
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.
If we love our children, we discipline them promptly. We all need correction many times in life, and our children need to learn what is acceptable in life. We don’t want them to go down the wrong path and end up at the wrong destination. Our firm, loving hand today will be a building block for tomorrow.
Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd