If you spit on that bush---I'm gonna whip you good. Step around the corner and watch. That child will spit on that bush---even if he has to work up the spit! Maybe if I had said, "you know what? That bush right there does not grow as pretty if you spit on it." Step around the corner and watch. The child will not spit on the bush.
That is the reason for the New Covenant of Grace. It's His Love and our Faith in that Love that overcomes!---be blessed---c NO regrets--I am right where I need to be
PS: I got three really great kids!