What About Other Punishments?

Some will then argue that one of God’s commandments is to “Honor
your father and mother”. This is true. But let me again state that ONLY
adults were held accountable for fulfilling the Law. The Law is spoken to
each individual. It is our job as parents to teach our children how to live
rightly and thus fulfill the Law. (If you are struggling with my repeated
references to the Law applying to us today please read my study on the

Until our child becomes an adult we are instructed regarding the Law:

  • “Deu 6:1 Now these [are] the commandments, the statutes, and the
    judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye
    might do [them] in the land whither ye go to possess it:
  • Deu 6:2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his
    statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy
    son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be
  • Deu 6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do [it]; that it may be
    well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of
    thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and
  • Deu 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD:

  • Deu 6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and
    with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
  • Deu 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in
    thine heart:
  • Deu 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt
  • talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by
  • the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

  • Deu 6:8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they
  • shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

  • Deu 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on
    thy gates.”

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