Read Proverbs 13 today.

​Proverbs 13:1, 13, 24 NLT
[1] A wise child accepts a parent’s discipline; a mocker refuses to listen to correction.
[13] People who despise advice are asking for trouble; those who respect a command will succeed.
[24] Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.
Several of the proverbs in today’s reading seem to deal with our willingness to submit ourselves to authority. How would you rate your willingness to submit?
We struggle with the whole idea of submission, as if doing so minimizes who we are. I recall telling our children when they became teenagers that choosing to do the right thing is no less a choice than choosing the wrong thing. One need not choose badly in order to prove to oneself and others that you have the ability to choose.
May we chose wisely.