Barefoot Betsy continues her look at Proverbs with, Spanking and Proverbs Part 2: Interpretations. This is long but very well worth reading as she has done a very good job of helping us understand what the proverbs about the rod are really saying.
Indeed, this very post is being written right now because of one of the comments I received! I encourage you to read the second comment and my response if you have not already. Debbie disagreed with my statement, “Nowhere in the Bible is anyone commanded to spank their children.” and I think it is very important to clarify why I believe my statement to be true regardless of how someone interprets the Proverbs “rod” verses. Whether you agree or disagree with me at the end, I hope this post helps you understand where at least one Christian who doesn’t spank (me!) is coming from.
Also, don’t miss part 2 which will be featured in its own post soon.