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How Children Learn Insolence



"The child will be insolent toward the elder, and the base toward the honorable.” Isaiah 3:5 How accurately the Word of God describes "the last days." Anyone who is old enough to remember how things were before this young generation coming up, will immediately be able to relate to this. When we were children, we were REQUIRED to have respect toward our parents and teachers. And it wasn't baseless - any act of disobedience was swiftly met with punishment. Children did what they were told and that created peace in society - and happy children. The word "insolence" is such an apt description of society today. In former times the prevailing mindset counseled parents to discipline their children but as time went on, society decided that physical discipline was "child abuse," and "teaching children violence." But most of us who lived in earlier times will attest that the very opposite is true. Those who received physical discipline did NOT learn violence, but learned respect for their elders. Friends, the Word of God is not wrong. It is the Lord who in several places in his Word taught that if one withholds discipline from his child he is withholding from his child the remedy for disobedience and disrespect, and that will create a spoiled child who has no respect for his parents or elders, and the child becomes "insolent." "He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him PROMPTLY." Proverbs 13:24 When a child does not learn respect and obedience very young, his attitude will be set for the rest of his life, and the child is spoiled in the truest sense of the word. One reading this might argue that there is a real danger of child abuse if physical discipline is accepted by society. But the argument doesn't hold water. There are always going to be tyrants and drunks who will abuse children. That is not a reason to change the Word of God. Whether the Word of God is accepted or not will not have any effect on whether or not children are abused. In fact, those who do abuse children are usually those who did NOT receive adequate nourishment and discipline in their growing years. They were denied a correct upbringing, and that created wrong behavior. There is a reason the Lord created us with adequate padding on the backside, ensuring that discipline will not really hurt the child. Correct discipline is to be applied from the love of the parent, and the parent's wanting the best for the child. The parent conveys to the child, "I love you too much to allow you to behave this way." Done correctly, the child will actually thrive. We live in a time when the majority rejects the Word of God, counting it foolishness. "But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."

1st Corinthians 2:14 The world took God out of schools and to a great extent God was removed from homes. What we see in society is a direct result of that. We've never witnessed such evil as what we are witnessing today. It all comes down to your choice. As with all the directives in the Scriptures, you can choose to listen to the Word of God, or you can listen to the "experts" of today who tell you why the Word of God is not true. This generation has for the most part chosen to reject the Word of God - and all one has to do is to look at the results to determine the effect that has had on society today.