Bible Cross References
Proverbs 13:24
If you don't punish your children, you don't love them. If you do love them, you will correct them.
Proverbs 22:15
Children just naturally do silly, careless things, but a good spanking will teach them how to behave.
Proverbs 23:13
Don't hesitate to discipline children. A good spanking won't kill them.
Proverbs 23:14
As a matter of fact, it may save their lives.
Proverbs 29:15
Correction and discipline are good for children. If they have their own way, they will make their mothers ashamed of them.
Proverbs 29:17
Discipline your children and you can always be proud of them. They will never give you reason to be ashamed.
Hebrews 12:7-10
Endure what you suffer as being a father's punishment; your suffering shows that God is treating you as his children. Was there ever a child who was not punished by his father?
If you are not punished, as all his children are, it means you are not real children, but bastards.
In the case of our human fathers, they punished us and we respected them. How much more, then, should we submit to our spiritual Father and live!
Our human fathers punished us for a short time, as it seemed right to them; but God does it for our own good, so that we may share his holiness.