Don’t over correct

Deuteronomy 25:3 Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.

We need to learn a great principle from this verse.  Correction is good and correct.  Over correction is a mistake.  They were given fair punishments although very hard but the interesting comment in this verse is that if you beat him too much you will seem vile.  What a condemnation that we so often deserve because we do not treat him as our brother.

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