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2.9.2011 Proverbs 9:6

Proverbs Post #34-

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

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

 

I am not sure if we could find a better definition of parenting! One of our priorities is raising our kids from birth to the point they can leave our home and live on their own. For those of you who have young kids, and those who have older kids think back a few years, to a time when your kids were foolish. They would want to run outside in the rain with no coat or into the snow with not coat. Some of you are thinking, “When they get older they are just foolish with bigger things!”  That may be the case but that is why being a parent is so important.

I have two pieces of encouragement for you and me (I am not exempt from this one either).  The first encouragement is to make sure we have eliminated or significantly reduced our foolish ways. Our kids see everything we do! If we are foolish in front of them then they are sure to copy the very thing we modeled to them.

The second bit of encouragement is for the kids. Are you being intentional in how you are raising your kids? I know you probably have a general direction for your kids but are you correcting them to be more Christ-like or because they are getting on your nerves? Knowing where you are headed is crucial.

Are you helping your kids proceed in the way of understanding or wallow in foolishness?  

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.

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2.7.2011 – Proverbs 7:2,3

Proverbs Post #33-

Today I was reading in chapter 7, and verses 2 & 3 jumped out to me today.  They say:

7:2 Keep my commands so that you may live,
and obey my instruction as your most prized possession.
7:3 Bind them on your forearm; write them on the tablet of your heart.

 

Are you helping your children memorize scripture? I had a phone call today with a friend that has written a book about the importance of helping our children memorize God’s word.  He has a method to assist parents in this task that is difficult but so very important!

 As I was reading today, I was convicted by verse 3. (I included verse 2 for context) Have I bound God’s word on my forearm?  How much of God’s word is written on the tablet of my heart?  I was convicted today that parenting is mostly about the parents and not the kids!  We are responsible to them to help give them a Godly foundation to live their lives on.

 Are you helping your kids write God’s word on the tablet of their heart?  

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.

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