SERIES: Wisdom From Proverbs

TEXT: Proverbs 2:1-11

MESSAGE: “Wisdom for Parents and Kids”

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As we look through today’s text, we see that there is much wisdom to teach as parents and 

Question for today:  How can I be a wise parent and a wise child?

Proverbs 23:22-25

Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well. The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him. May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!

Proverbs 15:5

A fool despises his father’s instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.  (ESV)

Proverbs 10:1

A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

  1. About Being a Parent

Proverbs 2:1-11

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.

Proverbs 3:1-2

My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.

Proverbs 3:3-6

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 23:22-25

Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well. The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him. May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!

Proverbs 22:15

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.

              2. About Our Parents  

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.

Proverbs 20:20

If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.

               3. About Being God’s Child

Malachi 4:6

And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.” (ESV)

TAKEAWAYS: What can we apply to our lives?

  • You can pivot and get on the path of wisdom today.
  • Teach your kids wisdom while honoring your own parents.
  • Honor your parents and glory in your kids by honoring God with your life.