Last night I attended a wonderful Bible study in Proverbs, led by my friend, John Malki, a Christian attorney. His Bible study emphasized the important role of parents in teaching Godly wisdom to their children.
Today we live in a dangerous world, filled with moral, spiritual, and physical danger! I tremble at the risks, danger, temptations and traps our children and grandchildren face! Last night I resonated with these wonderful words of assurance we can give our children as we seek to be faithful in teaching them Godly wisdom – the “fear [or reverence] of the Lord.”
“My son [or daughter]… The Lord gives wisdom! … He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of His saints! … Discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you, delivering you from the way of evil, from men of perverted speech!” (from Proverbs 2)
Oh, I want my children and grandchildren to know that! I want your children to know that! It’s true! God has the ability to protect and guard the minds, hearts, and lives of our children! He will be a “shield” for them! He will guard their paths! He will watch over them! He will deliver them from the way of evil … from those with perverted speech! I believe it! I’m claiming it! Oh Lord help godly parents and grandparents to teach their children the “fear of the Lord” – Godly wisdom!