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    Hi Mel,
    That's another proverb I love.
    I started reading the word to my kids when they were babies, planting a seed, now their 15, 18 19, and love the Lord. They still act like teens, but they do love the Lord. That's a big help for me.

    2006-02-23 10:31:45 Posted by Latifa ()

    And mine are 5 & 7...

    2006-02-23 15:29:28 Posted by Mel ()

    This, being a proverb, can have exceptions. Some people point to this verse and say God didn't keep this promise with my son (or whoever). But it does say "When they are old" and it is a generality, not a promise. It is advice.
    2006-02-23 21:06:35 Posted by Jon ()

    Jon, I think it is still valid as a promise. People fail in this, yes. I think the difference is "train" not "force". Although some force is required in the form of discipline, it is the internalization that comes with training, versus mere compliance without understanding, which is only an external response.

    I guess it is to say that discipline needs to become internal. Self-disciplined instead of always disciplined. Knowing that, can I achieve it? I don't know. But I have a target, a plan, and a guide to use to get myself there. I want this promise. I claim it.

    In Love,

    2006-02-23 23:22:58 Posted by Mel ()

    Love the verse I have found it to be true, as I get older I begin to understand more what it means. I accept it as God's word, realised in me!
    Thank You.
    Love in His Name Stuart
    2006-02-24 03:08:55 Posted by Stuart (stuart@sadrankin.com)

    Must say that I read it as a promise, a conditional promise. IF I train the child in the way to go, when he is old, HE WILL NOT depart from it.

    A promise I would definately stand on if my children go wayward. A promise I will repeat every night until the turn back to the Lord.

    Be blessed
    2006-02-24 14:34:24 Posted by Lee ()

    I do't mean to argue, but the title of the book is proverbs, not promises. I know some very strong parents who raised their children well, and they don't live as Christians. If its a promise, then the parents are failures, if its a proverb then they followed good advice and the children decided for themselves. I don't mean that the advice isn't powerful, just that it isn't a guarantee.
    2006-02-25 15:30:07 Posted by Jon ()

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