Elisha Kwabena Marfo

Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies

Abstract

This study established that disciplining is a theological statement in both the Old and New Testaments. In particular, when folly is bound in the heart of a child, disciplining the child is biblically called, intended, and must be carried out. The proverb of Solomon in Prov. 22:15 is such justified. It is in this sense that the Ghanaian Christians may say agyimisem kyekyere abofra akoma ho, atenetene abaa beyi no afiri ho [Foolishness is bound to the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline shall deliver him/her] rather than agyimisem kyekyere abofra akoma ho, atenetene abaa bema no afiri ho [Foolishness is bound to the heart of a child, with the constant use of the rod the child is delivered].

Keywords:discipline, Bible, Book of Proverbs, Ghanaian context