Biblical Faith – with Shmuel “Sam” Peak
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When a father wants to teach his young son wisdom, which [ultimately] will enable him to ascend to the higher levels but which he cannot presently understand, if he tries induce the child to learn by saying to him, “Endure the strain of discipline and instruction, so that through them you may ascend esteemed levels,” the child will be unable to bear it and will not listen to him, because he does not understand it.
But if the father promises him things that bring him immediate pleasure — such as food and drink, attractive clothing, a nice wagon, and the like — and threatens him with immediate discomfort — such as hunger, nakedness, spankings, tangible arguments, and clear and truthful evidence, it will be easier for him to endure the strain of discipline and bear with its difficulty. When he reaches adolescence and his mind has matured, he will understand the intended goal of his training and direct himself toward it, while the pleasures for which he had been so eager at the beginning of his way will appear unimportant to him. Such an upbringing proves to be a great kindness toward him.
Dedicated to Kevin W Bruce