Proverbs 22:6, 15
Speaks of training up a “child” in the Way they should go, and when older will not depart from that Way. Also, that “folly” or disobedience/rebellion is BOUND up in the Heart of a “child” but the Rod of discipline will drive it far from them. The Way is Narrow and few there are that find it. The WORD which is that “Rod” of discipline, thy Rod and Thy Staff they comfort me (Ps.23). Discipline and boundaries are what creates an area of “Safety and Security” in a small child. Many have come to the Lord as adults, yet we need to come to Him as a small child (Lk. 18:2). To learn of Him and from Him. He changes not, so His Word is established for All generations. To grow in Understanding and Wisdom. The Word is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He IS The WORD, and the written WORD points and leads us Always back to Him. The Lord disciplines those that He Loves, do not shrink back at His correction or rebuke, a pruning is sometimes needed to bare more fruit.
As we enter into this “Christmas” season may we remember to approach the Father, as a humble, small, shapeable child. More so than looking at Our Redeemer as that innocent child for He is Now the exalted KING of Kings and LORD of Lords.
May The Lord Bless each and Everyone of You!