New Living Translation (NLT)
17 “But consider the joy of those corrected by God!
Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.
18 For though he wounds, he also bandages.
He strikes, but his hands also heal.
At-tending to Adult Children
(Sometimes things “tend” to get annoying when they appear too often)
You can tend to your sheep
You can tend to your garden
But you can’t tend to your children
Unless you tend to be a warden
They tend to be a problem
They tend to be a pain
When they tend to appear back in your home
They tend to drive you near insane
They tend to show up uninvited
They tend to appear at your front door
They always tend to eat up your food and drink
And tend to expect you to go and buy some more
And lately they tend to once again appear
And tend to return to their room
So you must tend to make it clear
That they’re tending toward their doom
It’s one thing to tend to hang around
It’s even one thing to tend to be “on the dole”
But when they tend to move back in
You must tend to take control
So forgive us if we tend to be
Parents who tend to believe in discipline
But if they intend to be “forever-children”
Then we intend for the whoopings to begin
©2018 by William Pierce
Help us to be good parents and mentors. Give us wisdom that we may impart and strength so we can discipline when necessary. I would not let my mule walk into a ditch and die without pulling on the reigns…how can I do less for those I love?