As a New Year's resolution, perhaps you are resolving to teach your children ways to be wise. If that's the case, you've come to the right place!
Like I mentioned in my previous post, I have written 31 short devotionals from the book of Proverbs, one for each day of the month. For the month of January, I'm planning on posting one each day. Hopefully this will help you talk about the Lord with your children, and will be able to explain to them ways they can be wise.
First, the recap of the purpose of Proverbs...and then we delve right in!
These are the proverbs of Solomon, David's son, king of Israel. Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young.
God offered to give King Solomon anything he desired and out of everything in the whole world, he chose wisdom. Good for us, he decided to write down some of this wisdom the Lord gave him so we can be wise also.
The first verse we will talk about is Proverbs 1:7--
Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Boom! Crash! Crackle!
Did you ever hear thunder rumble and lightening crash? Were you afraid? Even if you were, isn't it also cool to watch it light up the sky and shake the earth—especially if you are in a safe place?
Fearing the Lord is kind of like fearing a storm. You respect the storm and what it could do to you by taking cover, but you also peek out of the covers to see the lightening.
Just like a fool would stay out in the storm or try to get struck by lighting, it is also foolish to not listen to wisdom and discipline.
As you study Proverbs, be wise and listen up! Fear God like you fear a thunderstorm and listen to what He has to say.
Dear Lord, please help us to fear you. Help us not to ignore wisdom and discipline, but to listen up to these proverbs. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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