An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Older Children Still Need Guidance

(Pro 23:13 KJV) Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

By any measure my children are now adults.  How does this apply to me at this stage of parenting?  We have done the groundwork.  To me the admonition of Proverbs,
(Pro 22:6 KJV) Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
is past tense.  But I am still a parent.  There is still a danger if I “hold back” (4513). 

I think if we have done our foundational work our children will feel free to ask for our input when they get older.  I doubt we still have the right to corporal punishment but there will always be a responsibility to share from our greater experience and hopefully, wisdom.

So?  Since we don’t know what the questions will be before they are asked we cannot cram for the exam.  All we can do is live in constant preparation by studying the word and living the life.  Then we can trust the Holy Spirit to help us get the right answers. 

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