Today In The Word Daily Devotional

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 29th July 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 29th July 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 29th July 2022

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Today In The Word Daily Devotional 29 July 2022 Written BY Dr. Russell L. Meek (Moody Theological Seminary)

TOPIC: RAISE THEM RIGHT

SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 22

KEY VERSE: Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. PROVERBS 22:6

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MESSAGE

Today’s discipline methods may be different, but my grandmother Mimi was an “old school” disciplinarian—and I needed strict discipline. I remember as a kid her sending me home with one of those flat wooden paint stirrers with black block letters emblazoned on it: For Use on Rusty When Needed. My grandmother disciplined me because she loved me. She wanted me to choose what was right.

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Proverbs 22:6 addresses the subject of discipline, how a parent should correct a child. Most English translations read very closely to the NIV. I learned it as “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” It says something slightly different in Hebrew: “Train a child in his way, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

The meaning is mostly the same—parents should discipline children—but it comes out a bit differently in Hebrew. This proverb is not saying that if you raise your children to be godly and wise (“the way they should go”) then you are guaranteed a good outcome. This idea echoes what we learned earlier in our study: Proverbs are principles, not promises).

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Today In The Word Daily Devotional 29th July 2022

Rather, this proverb states that raising a child in his way means that he will stay that way (again, principles, not promises). Put another way, since Genesis 3 every human heart has bent toward evil. We are selfish, prideful, and sinful—every one of us. If we allow a child to continue on that path of selfishness and sin (pursuing “his or her way”), then that’s most likely how they will live their whole lives. The stakes are high—very high—so be encouraged, parents, and ask God for His wisdom, grace, and steadfastness while you lovingly correct your children.

>> God’s discipline for us is an example of how a good parent will discipline a child (Deut. 8:5). God corrects us for our own good. He wants us to “share in his holiness” (Heb. 12:10).

Pray with Us

Today we pray for parents of young children, knowing that parenting is a privilege and a burden. Give the parents in our lives Christ-like grace and wisdom and help them discipline their children in love.

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Dr. Russell Meek teaches Old Testament and hermeneutics at Moody Theological Seminary. He is a columnist for Fathom magazine and writes widely for lay and academic audiences about all things Old Testament and its relationship to the Christian life. Russell, his wife, and their three sons live in north Idaho, where you’ll find them gardening, cooking, and exploring the wild.

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 29th July 2022

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