“Hear O Sons A Father’s Instruction”

June 17, 2018

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In Proverbs 4:1-5 we read Solomon’s insightful words: “Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, ‘Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.'” (ESV) Unfortunately Solomon’s son, at least the only one the Bible names, never took heed. So what of us who’ve long sought the Lord and His Word to glean the best seed to sow into the hearts of our children (the natural ones and spiritual ones) but visibly only see what looks like barren ground–what do we do? Quit or pray? Or perhaps pray harder! What about asking God to cause those sown seeds to come alive, burst forth, take root, spout up, blossom big, bloom bright, grow tall, and bear luscious fruit that will honor and glorify our most Holy God! And in the meantime, along with those fervent and persistent prayers, let’s keep on sowing…

Bible References

  • Proverbs 4:1 - 5
  • Deuteronomy 6:4 - 9
  • Isaiah 55:10 - 12
  • Galatians 6:7 - 9