Remembering back when I was a teenager, there was a young mother raising two toddler boys who began attending the church. There were a lot of moments when she had the most difficult time with the rambunctious boys, and the frustration that she experienced showed on her face. Over a period of time, I observed the different ways that she chose to discipline her sons. She would sometimes speak to the boys in a very gentle voice while rubbing their heads and asking them to stop whatever it was they were doing.
She found herself repeating this action over and over again with no results. On other occasions, the consequences for their behavior would be a spanking. Although they really didn’t like this way, their good behavior would last just for a moment and then they went right back to what they had been doing. This last form of discipline is one that I certainly was not accustomed to as a child. I remember hearing her say to them, “Go Sit In The Thinking Chair!” This is the one they disliked the most and showed the most resistance to. While their little minds could not fully comprehend the purpose of this disciplinary act, the intent was to cause them to think about their actions and come to a state of remorse and penitence. Then change their behavior. Sometimes in this life we need to take a moment to sit in the “Thinking Chair”. We must examine ourselves by looking into God’s Holy Word, think about our actions, come to a state of penitence and CHANGE OUR BEHAVIOR.
Something To Think About
If you knew that Jesus was to return for His people in the next eighteen hours, would that change your lifestyle?
Matthew 24: 36, 42,44
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, not even the angels of heaven but the Father only.Watch therefore for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh.