Your life has been, is, and will be the cause of my love for the Lord and continued thankfulness to Him. You are a gift from Him that allows me to obey His command to “give thanks continually”…in that way, you are a fulfillment of God’s will for my life.
So, your kid did well in school? Great! But that doesn’t add one iota to your standing before Christ. He excels in sports? Excellent! Yet that doesn’t validate all of your parenting decisions over the years.
Listen…your kid is a sinner…a depraved sinner. Sure, you’re proud of him or her, but a moral Hercules he is not! You chose to homeschool her; that’s great. But it’s not a replacement for Christ. You’ve gone the public school route? Fine. But that doesn’t mean that they are Billy Graham.
As I worked my way through Proverbs 3, I tried to boil it down to a few lessons that I would want my son (and all of my children) to never, ever forget. I share those lessons with you now:
In this book I have found intimate and pointed insights and instructions that come right from the heart of a father directed right to the heart of his son. The writer, Solomon (for the most part) is using his experiences and the understanding that God gave to him in order to teach his son how to live life to the fullest.
Preparing for the next sermon in our 2 Timothy 3 study and came across verse 14, “But as for you, …