A. W. Tozer explains the psychology of sin as a person who has no fear of God. When people no longer fear God, they sin against God’s laws without hesitation. Even the fear of consequences is no deterrent when the fear of God is gone.
Such is the reason we should teach our children to fear God before we teach them right behavior. It makes the process of discipline much smoother.
Fear is so much more than trembling with fright, it’s a devoted love that chooses to honor, obey and trust God and nothing else.
This fear is the beginning of all knowledge and wisdom in which a child needs to be successful and be a blessing in this life.
Choose step one in disciplining your kids: At an early age teach them to walk in the fear of God.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and discipline” (Proverbs 1:7).