I was surprised during my recent “camp out” how many of my fellow preachers wake up to the same alarm. Of course, pretty much everything surprises me at 5 a.m. But we can discuss my love of sleeping another time.
Discipline fails oftentimes because the disciplinarians quit too early. Junior is grounded because of bad grades, then he goes and sulks in his room, determined to do even worse the next test just to spite Mom and Dad. Junior makes out on both fronts; he does do worse, and Mom and Dad get so frustrated that they quit grounding him because it “doesn’t work.”
It’s not supposed to work. Not like that, anyway.