The ‘rod’ is necessary or the child will become spoiled and will rule the house. God never intends for a child to rule his own father or mother. That example shows the child that he has control , over the household ~ even over God. His mind will remain self-seeking and warped without proper discipline and training.
Proverbs 13:24 [NIV]
He who spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. [emphasis added]
[the word ‘careful’ here, reminds me that we must ‘care in full’ for our children.]
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Choosing JOY, Stephanie