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, January 23, 2022

A Reason for Joy

(Pro 23:15 KJV)  My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

How old do your children need to be for you to relax and feel like you have done your job?  Probably the age at which your mind sinks into dotage.  Being a parent is a never ending job but there are times in life when you can take a deep breath and thank God for the success you see.  I regularly thank God for my children.  Part of the reason is just the general joy of their being.  Much of it is because I watch their lives and choices and feel like things are working out.  

To be honest this is stronger when I open my eyes and ears.  I see how other people’s children are turning out.  I hear the complaints of other parents.  I think of stories of children denying access to grandchildren unless the parents get vaccinated.  I shudder.  I know of one family that has only one grandchild who is one and a half and they have not been allowed to see or hold him.  I shudder.  At the same time I thank God.

So?  If your children are a source of joy then rejoice and thank God for His blessings.  Much of it is because you have been obedient.  If they disappoint you then double down on your example and your prayer life.  Blessings. 

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