Divine Balance


We find balance in Scripture. The Bible exposes us to a kaleidoscope of views on the elements of daily life. It exposes us to divine sense.

Take parenting, for example:


Proverbs 13:24
Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children,
but those who are quick to correct them show true love.

Colossians 3:21
Don’t infuriate your children, so their hearts won’t harbor resentment and become discouraged.

Our Father God parents us with sóphronizó, this divine sense — neither overbearing nor over-indulgent. bless-balanced




[sóphronizó, “living in divine moderation”]

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2 Responses to Divine Balance

  1. Don’t infuriate children, too,
    because it’s their job
    to infuriate YOU.

    • Shirlee Abbott says:

      When my kids were young, I had a little sign in the bathroom, “Lord, grant me the patience to endure my blessings.”

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