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6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 17:6 22 Listen to your father, who gave you life,

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1 6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 17:6 22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. 23 Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding. 24 The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him. 25 May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice! Proverbs 23:22-25

2 God’s Wisdom on the Family Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” - which is the first commandment with a promise – “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:1-4

3 Obey your parents Children: Honor your father & mother Parents: Do not exasperate Bring them up in training & instruction Influence Responsibility God’s Wisdom on the Family

4 In terms of Influence … “Better a little with the fear of the L ORD than great wealth with turmoil.” (Proverbs 15:16) God’s Wisdom on the Family “Pray for wisdom in how to provide for our children” a) By instilling a deep reverence for God

5 In terms of Influence … God’s Wisdom on the Family “Pray for wisdom in how to provide for our children” a) By instilling a deep reverence for God A pathway to knowledge – Proverbs 1:7 A means to avoid sin – Proverbs 16:6 A proper view of true wealth – Proverbs 22:4 The fear of the Lord provides …

6 In terms of Influence … “Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.” (Proverbs 15:17) God’s Wisdom on the Family “Pray for wisdom in how to provide for our children” b) By cultivating a spirit of love and security “Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.” (Proverbs 17:1)

7 In terms of Influence … “The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.” (Proverbs 20:7) God’s Wisdom on the Family “Pray for wisdom in how to provide for our children” c) By modeling a life of integrity and wisdom

8 In terms of Influence … “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.” (Prov. 13:24) God’s Wisdom on the Family “Pray for wisdom in how to raise our children” a) By finding a balance between love and limits “Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.” (Prov. 19:18)

9 In terms of Influence … God’s Wisdom on the Family “Pray for wisdom in how to raise our children” a) By finding a balance between love and limits To remove foolishness – Proverbs 22:15 To save souls – Proverbs 23:13-14 To provide wisdom – Proverbs 29:15 Goal of proper discipline:

10 In terms of Influence … God’s Wisdom on the Family “Pray for wisdom in how to raise our children” b) By discerning areas of competence & confidence “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)

11 In terms of Responsibility … God’s Wisdom on the Family a) By growing in wisdom “A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.” (Proverbs 10:1) “Pray for wisdom in how to honor our parents”

12 In terms of Responsibility … God’s Wisdom on the Family b) By choosing friends wisely “He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.” (Proverbs 28:7) “Pray for wisdom in how to honor our parents”

13 In terms of Responsibility … God’s Wisdom on the Family “Pray for wisdom in how to honor our parents” c) By listening to instruction “Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.” (Prov. 19:27) “A fool spurns his father’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.” (Prov. 15:5)

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