To discipline a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child. – Proverbs 29:15

There is lot packed into this proverb. The first is that, left to their own, a child will not go toward wisdom naturally. They must be mentored through boundaries that teach them the wisdom needed to function well with others. The second is that a child who is not lovingly but firmly raised with boundaries brings many uncomfortable and even damaging moments for their parents and those around them. Whether we were raised with many or few of these boundaries, celebrate with your mother the wisdom that she helped you to learn. You will be blessed if you do.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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