From a Father to a Son: Proverbs 1

The book of Proverbs is a discipleship manual for parenting. Here are some key instructions from a father to a son from Proverbs 1.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:7, ESV)

Get wisdom! Heed instruction from the LORD! (v.7)

Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way, and have their fill of their own devices. For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them; but whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.” (Proverbs 1:29-33, ESV)

Son, if you choose to hate knowledge and to despise the fear of the LORD, you will be destroyed by your sin. This destruction will come by going your own way and not the LORD’s way.  Listen to the LORD’s instruction and you will be secure on a firm foundation. (vv.29-33)

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