We live in a world where everyone cries for freedom. We also live in a world where no one wants to be told what to do. These two desires are in conflict with each other. They are because the person that gets to do whatever they want will never experience true freedom. True freedom comes with restraint!
Parents want their children to grow up obedient, well-adjusted, and prepared to succeed in this world. Good parents realize that this doesn’t happen in a vacuum. God’s word teaches us that without boundaries—His laws and ways, human life in general would end up in chaos. That is the meaning of Proverbs 29:18 NLT that says “Where there is no divine guidance and insight received from God, the people cast off restraint and run wild, but happy is he who keeps God’s precepts and ways.” God’s word brings us boundaries…
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