Hebrews 12:5-8 says, “My son . . . and do not lose heart when He scolds you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he [corrects] everyone he accepts as his son.” . . . If you are not disciplined—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.” NIV
My son Ian, 16, just got his ‘real’ driver’s license, and an ’88 Ford pickup. Along with the license and the truck he got a few hard fast rules to live by. FIRST RULE “keep your parents informed.” Second rule: Don’t drive near the HEB, the primary shopping area by our house. It’s dangerous: traffic accidents, teenage drivers and others not paying attention; cell-phones, texting and other distractions. Not a place for an inexperienced driver.
The other night, after supper, he says, “I’m going to go drive around just for fun.” He said he’d drive in the neighboring subdivision and be back in 25 minutes . We agreed. In 25 minutes he called. He said, “I’m down here across from the HEB and the truck won’t run.” When I arrived, I asked him about gas. Turns out he bought a little gas ($2.50 worth) 3 days ago. No wonder he ran out. Continue reading