Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being. Proverbs 20:30
This is a verse that deals with civil and parental discipline/punishment. We all know that when punishment is meted out right, people learn their lessons and never return to their “crime.” When it’s not dealt with appropriately, society around us degrades.
Perhaps you know a child or a person who is having problems with parental obedience. You can do nothing as a bystander except hope that the child changes before it’s too late.
Perhaps you know a person who is going down the wrong path.
For each of these instances, pray.
Pray that God will get hold of this person and shake him/her to the core.
Pray that God will reveal Himself to them in an incredible way.
Pray that this person will recognize the error of his ways and see his need of a Savior.