(Proverbs 17:25 KJV) A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
If this verse were in isolation it would be the cry of a broken heart. It would be an expression of desperation that could not be avoided. It is the cry of a broken heart. It is the cry of Solomon. It is the cry of a man who was given the gift of wisdom but did not apply it. Remember it was Solomon’s sons who turned from God and split the kingdom. He is not a happy camper.
Are there any guarantees? No. Neither positive or negative. You always need to understand that our children will make their own decisions. The game changer is provided by us, as parents or adults in the life of children. Proverbs is loaded with insight into how we can live and teach. It shows us how to live in wisdom. When we do that we do a lot to avoid the trap of “foolish” (3684) children.
So? Start investing now. If you have no children you still have young people watching you.