The first 9 chapters of the book of Proverbs is considered Solomon’s introduction to the book. From here on out we start to get into the traditional proverbs – the short sayings with powerful meanings. Truth for daily living.
We are where we are today, in life, because of the decisions we have made. As Solomon goes on to lay out a series of parallel choices, he offers to us opposing truths with opposing consequences. In this text the choice is made by children (sons and daughters) and the consequences are either good or bad for the parents. The children, then, must make their choice: to walk in wisdom and make their parents proud, or to ignore Godly counsel and cause their parents grief.
So what does this mean to you today? It means that as a son (or daughter) you have a choice to make. You can either bring honor or dishonor to your parents. You can either submit to or reject what they have taught you. It doesn’t matter how old you are or whether or not your parents are still alive, what you do today can either be a tribute to their legacy or a disservice to their name.
Proverbs 10:17 (NKJV) He who keeps instruction is in the way of life. But he who refuses correction goes astray.
Bro. David Martin
Brother David has been pastor at MVBC since August of 1999. He announced his call into the ministry in August of 1986 and has served various churches as Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Associate Pastor. He received a BA in Pastoral Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as a Master of Ministry and Doctor of Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary.
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