For today, I am sharing verse 22 for us to consider. May His Word bear fruit in every part of our lives!
Proverbs 23: 22 Hearken unto the thy Father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
Many families have believed the lie that children go through 'stages' of development where they no longer "hearken" to their fathers voice, where they naturally despise the instruction of their mother. This is simply not the Truth. God calls it sin, foolishness and rebellion! We need to be careful not to make excuses for our children's sin. We need to pay careful attention to their actions and correct them when we see that they are refusing instruction from their parents.
Remember, rebellion is as witchcraft and stubbornness is as idolatry. We wouldn't allow our children to practice witchcraft and idolatry in our homes now would we? Therefore, let us not allow them to practice rebellion or stubbornness in our homes either.
1Sa 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
With much love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood