When I went to school, our elementary school principal had a big paddle in his office. I don’t know how often he used it & I didn’t want to personally find out! Times have since changed & discipline has as well but God’s Word hasn’t, “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.” (Prov. 22:15) God models the proper way of discipline by graciously forgiving & mercifully correcting us. He allows us to experience the consequences of our sin for our deliverance, repentance & restoration. God uses a wooden cross & the conviction of The Holy Spirit to drive sin far from us…He also uses wooden spoons & anoints parents to drive the foolishness of sin far from children’s hearts!