Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Proverbs Chapter 13

There are many ideas that get repeated 'airplay' in the Proverbs. The admonition to listen to your parent's instruction is one of those.

Here it is again in verse one:

A wise son heeds his father's instruction,
    but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.

Maybe it has to be repeated so often, because we have a natural tendency to do just the opposite. It's that rebellious nature thing - the desire to want to do it our own way. It's so common-place that God saw fit to make "Honor your father and your mother" the first commandment in the "relationships with others" section of the Ten Commandments.

It's also important, because our attitude toward our earthly fathers often mirrors the way we view our Heavenly Father.

Please leave your thoughts on this chapter,
Pastor David

1 comment:

  1. Chapter 13-vs.14 "The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death." continues to tell us the value of wisdom and I read it to address not only physical death, but spiritual death as well.