Proverbs 4:1 - My children, listen when your father corrects you. Pay attention and learn good judgment, for I am giving you good guidance. Don't turn away from my instructions.
Scripture clearly states that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
The wisest man in all the earth, King Solomon, sends forth a strong command to children everywhere. The command is to "listen, pay attention and learn good judgement" that is to be taught to you by your Father.
Once taught, obey your Father's instructions. Why? You do not know what is good for you. You need to learn wisdom through obedience and understanding that is taught from God's Word by your parents.
Who knows us better than our parents? They are with us more than anyone else!
Children, the call is to reverence and respect your parents for they have been given charge over you by God to raise you up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Therefore, you must heed wise counsel or pay the price of disobedience, whatever it may be.
Parents are, or should I say, should be able to provide you knowledge of what is best since they have already traveled the path you are attempting to travel on your own knowledge.
Parents know the stumbling blocks and pitfalls that are ahead because we have once traveled them.
As parents who not only have traveled those dangerous roads, they love you enough to make every attempt to help you avoid them. Yes, I know there is nothing like self experience, but some things in life does not have to be experience if we learn how to accept Godly wisdom and understanding.
If you live long enough, you will see that your parents always knew more than you and that they were not trying to run your life, but lovingly help lead and guide your life into a path of wisdom and knowledge based on God's standards and not the world.
I must admit, I suffered a lot of unnecessary things in life because I chose my own way and not God;s way for my life.
It was not that I had not been taught by Godly parents, it is the fact that I chose to listen to my own wisdom and reject God's.
Oh, the price that I paid and the time that I wasted in doing things my way. The pain and consequences of disobedience ends up to be just not worth it in the end.
Believe it or not, you children who have Godly parents or grandparents are blessed. You have an opportunity like no other.
You have an opportunity to learn about God and who He is, what His will is for your life, what he expects of you as a child of God and as a child of Godly parents.
Not only that, you also have the opportunity to live out your life in wisdom, knowledge and understanding of God's Word that is taught either by your parents or Godly parents. Those who not send you, but go along with you to the house of the Lord to learn more of God and His wisdom and understanding.
I pray on today that you are indeed listening to the instructions of your father, mother, grandma or whoever it is that is raising you up to be all that God created you to be.
The bible declares that a fool despises wisdom. Let this not be your testimony children.
Proverbs 17:21- It is painful to be the parent of a fool; there is no joy for the father of a rebel.
Young people, the point I am trying to make on today is that God wants to raise you up, to educate you and train you in His wisdom and understanding.
To do this, He uses the home in which you are being raised as your school and He uses your father, mother, grandma or parental guardians as His teachers to help you accomplish His will for your life while you are under their authority.
Fathers, mothers, grandma, guardians, when you have done your part, there will have no need to fear or worry about you nor for your future for they will have done what God commanded them to do concerning and you.
Over time, the Word of God spoken concerning you will manifest itself in what it says concerning you in Proverbs 22:6-train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Will they stray? of course, but they will come back. The seed has already been planted.
Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
Parents, if you have not been doing what God commands you to concerning your children, the time to do it is more crucial now than ever.
The call to obedience to the Father applies to children and also to adults. Children, obey your parents for this is right in the Lord. Parents, obey your heavenly Father who have commanded you to impart wisdom and understanding into your children by teaching and training them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Teaching and training our children starts with us a parents of example. Live the life before our children. What we are commanding them to do, let them first see it in us in our obedience to God our Father.
It is time parents, to lead by example not by my words because I am the adult authority over you.
The call and command today to every child and every parent is listen when your father corrects you. Pay attention and learn good judgment, for I am giving you good guidance. Don't turn away from my instructions.
If you do as God commanded here on today, you will be among the wise. If not, you will definitely be called a "fool" because scripture declares that a fool rejects instructions. Therefore, turn not away from it!
Here is what we are called to do with the wisdom that is imparted into us through the knowledge and understanding of God's Word. Let's listen to Proverbs 4:8-9-Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.”
The call to obedience to the Father is now! Children and parents, let's get moving with God's wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs 10:1- A wise child brings joy to a father, a foolish child brings grief their mother.
God bless you all children and parents.