Proverbs 7: 24
Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
This reminds me of one of my favorite passages:
Psalm 34:11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
As I read the book of proverbs I am often struck by the fact that we hear the writter pleading for the attention of his son. He make the connection and calls him "my son." It is so important for our children to hear that we want them. We are wise to share how honored we are to call them, "my son"or "my daughter." Don't neglect this simple fact that can make such a life impact in your childs life!
The other thought is this: Did you know that "my son" is listed 23 times! 23 times we hear him crying out saying "my son" listen to my words, take heed, and so forth! I know that my children watch my example but I want them to also hear my words. I want them to hear their Momma pleading for their Soul to surrender to the One, True, Living God! Oh, how I want the words of my mouth and meditation of my heart to be pleasing unto the Lord. I want to draw my chidlrens attention to my words and actions on purpose! I want them to see their momma walk out her faith with her God on a daily basis!
Don't be afraid to call your children to yourself and plead with them to hear your words and learn the fear of the Lord.
With much love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood