The Child Can Be Taught

  "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but a rod of correction shall drive it far from him" (Proverbs 22: 15). This is one of the many, many proverbs dealing with children. It is not that everything about a child is foolish or that physical brutality is condoned. The child is lacking the wisdom that comes through age and experience and discipline helps to show him the difference between that which is foolish and that which is wise.

  It is tragic how so many young people are being allowed to reach physical maturity without proper guidance to show them the path of righteousness. Nobody is more confused than a young person who does not even know right from wrong. It is the God-given duty of parents to see this need is provided and the young should hear and hearken.