I realized this evening that I posted the Proverbs for the day on my facebook and forgot to come over here and post. Have a wonderful week ladies!
Proverbs 10: 3 The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
Walking in Truth has benefits. I praise God for all His benefits. Take a look at Psalm 103 where we are instructed not to forget his benefits. Children must learn not only that their actions have consequences but that doing what is right has benefits! We don't want children to only obey because they 'get' something out of it yet, they should see the benefit. Look for ways to bless your child for good behavior. In my opinion, acknowledging good behavior is just as important as correcting poor behavior. Take time to encourage your children to count the benefits of obedience and doing what is right in the sight of God. Make sure you train your children in this Truth with a few hands on benefits that they clearly connect to their good behavior. Be creative and then come back and share with me. I would love to hear how the Lord is leading you in the training of His people!
With much love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood