231129 – Proverbs 6

Proverbs 6:20-21: “My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.”  

God has blessed you with your mom, dad, and other authority figures to point you in the right direction in life. 

I’m getting to the age where my friends are starting to have kids. It’s weird to realize that parents don’t always have it all together or know what they’re doing. I’ve seen new parents feed their kids stuff that made them sick, forget about doctor appointments, and accidentally knock a child over while he was taking his first steps. Regardless of how well-versed they are on the latest parenting books, their intentions are always the same. They want the best for their kids. They love them and want to see them accomplish great things. 

While your parents are imperfect people who make mistakes, they want what’s best for you. When they give you critique or advice, you should humbly take it to heart. Respect your authority figures and appreciate their guidance. God is using them as guiding lights in your every-day life. 

Are you appreciative of your parents guidance and humbly applying it to your life?