Would Jesus Really Spank a Child?

Is this a trick question? We all imagine Jesus sitting there with children all around Him loving and blessing each one.

Maybe that’s why some parents aren’t sure what to do or they can’t even imagine spanking (hurting) their own child. So what does the Bible say exactly and what would Jesus really do?

Well we all know Jesus believed in the Bible and in Proverbs 13:24 it clearly says:

“Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.”

But why would a loving God bring pain into our lives?

Hebrews 12:6 gives us the answer:

“Because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”

So why can’t we give a timeout instead? Please watch the video above to listen to this wonderful example by John Piper. Then let us know what you think.

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