Proverbs seems to be written as a father to his son. We know that it was written by Solomon. And, as we read through it we see that he is passing on some advice that he received from his father on parenting, and the relationship between the father and the child.
Children are the same today as they've always been. They are born, innocent, and need to be cared for. Throughout their lives they need to be led and guided in how to live.
They need to be taught in the ways of the Lord.
Five Rules of A Grandfather's Advice
Rule #1 Parents Love Each Child as if They Were the Only Child
- Proverbs 4:3
- Proverbs 22:6
Love each child. Love each one as if they were the only one. If you do that and treat each of them as if they are that special, you'll go a long way in helping to form the bond that lasts through a lifetime.
Rule #2 Children, Listen to Your Parents
Children, listen to your parents. They have greater wisdom than a child.
- Proverbs 4:4-11
- Psalms 15:4
Rule #3 Children, Do Not Follow the Way of Evil Companions
Be careful who you keep company with. There are many who are seeking to lead our children away from righteousness.
- Proverbs 4:14,15,19
- Exodus 23:2
- 1 Corinthians 15:33
- Psalms 1:1-2
Rule #4 Keep Your Heart with all Diligence
The heart is often used to the mind, intellect, or emotions. It is the wellspring of a person's life. It is the heart that shows who we are in the inner person.
- Proverbs 4:23
- Proverbs 23:7
- Matthew 15:18-19
- 2 Samuel 11
Solomon, was brought into this life as a result of one who had not kept his heart pure. We must guard our hearts in we desire to be pure before God.
Rule #5 Watch Your Mouth and Your Lips
We live an time when people look for a chance to ruin someone else's reputation. Truth often takes a backseat to one who desires to run their mouth.
- Proverbs 4:24
- Psalms 41:3
- Psalms 17:3
- Psalms 39:1
- James 3:6
Loose lips sink ships, in a spiritual sense, loose lips sinks souls.
These five rules will go along way in helping children to grow up to be in a right relationship with God.
God's Word, His wisdom is manifested throughout the Bible. We see His love manifested when He sent His Son into the world to die for mankind.
Are you one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? If so, have you confessed His name, repented of your sins, and been washed in baptism for the forgiveness of you sins?
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