GOT KIDS? What Kind of Fool Am I? Part 1
This week I will be addressing the fool of Proverbs. I will be writing about the different categories of foolishness and want to take a moment to explain the importance of that for parenting.
A common question is how do I discipline my child? I have seen over the years different plans of discipline that give straight formulas. As a former schoolteacher, administrator and parent, I found that these do not work well. Instead I discovered the wisdom of God’s Word as a guiding tool.
Dill is not threshed with a threshing sledge, nor is a cartwheel rolled over cumin, but dill is beaten out with a stick, and cumin with a rod. Does one crush grain for bread? No, he does not thresh it forever; when he drives his cartwheel over it with his horses, he does not crush it. This also comes from the Lord of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom. Isaiah 28:27-29
By understanding levels of foolishness, we can try to approach our child and determine if we have someone who is “dill,” “cumin,” or “grain.” Each one is treated differently and one can be crushed by being too harsh and the other worthless by not being hard enough. Wisdom is needed and I hope to give some light on the process this week.