11.9.2010 Proverbs 9:6

Proverbs Post #16-

Today I was reading in chapter 9, and verse 6 popped out to me today.  It says:


9:6 Abandon your foolish ways so that you may live,
and proceed in the way of understanding.


What a great verse for parents!  This seems like it was written for parents to use with their children.  I tell my daughters to “Abandon your foolish ways” on a regular basis!  Ok, I don’t use those words but that is what I mean.

I have come to the conclusion that you know when your child is moving in the right direction when they begin to diminish their foolish ways.  They begin to think of others and the consequences of their actions before (not after) they take action.  Every parents is praying for this time to come!

But wait, there is more!   I know you want for your kid(s) and I want my daughters to “Proceed in the way of understanding” as well.  Unfortunately, I don’t know about your home but I realized in our home my daughters may not have the example they need in every area.  Let me explain.

I have a confession to make.  I have not abandoned all of my foolish ways.  I know I still have some.  Saying things I should not and  raising my voice are a few of the things I struggle with.  I want you to think back for a minute, how many of us saw our parents do something, said we would never do that, to only catch ourselves telling our kids or doing the exact same thing? 

Our example for our children is very important.  Have you abandoned your foolish ways?

I want to challenge you to take up reading the Proverb of the day and the entire chapter as well.  Lord, please help each one of us to keep our focus on things above and not the things of this earth.  Amen.

I am using the Net Bible to quote from for these posts. 

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 Proverbs

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