Scripture for the day is Proverbs 19:18

Discipline your children while there is hope;
    do not set your heart on their destruction.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord the world that you made punishes foolishness and sin with the most deadly natural consequences. Help your people, then, to exercise discipline in our homes and discipline in our churches – in order to encourage self-discipline in our lives and hearts, that we may live at peace in this world. Amen.