A Wise Father’s Exhortation: Devotion for Saturday July 11, 2020



Devotion for Saturday July 11, 2020

Topic: A Wise Father’s Exhortation                

Text: Proverbs 1:10 – 19                                

The wicked are zealous in seducing others into the paths of their wickedness; they love to have company in their sin and crime. Nevertheless, they have so much the more to answer for (Romans 14:12; Hebrews 4:13). This should make young people to be very cautious. However, their zeal in seducing people to join them is what Christian should think of. If they could put in such zeal in luring people into evil, why can’t Christian put much more zeal in luring sinners out of evil?

“Do not consent” here is all encompassing; do not say as they say nor do as they do. You shouldn’t have any fellowship with them (2 Corinthians 6:14). Their idea of acquiring wealth is very different from God’s ideal. Their desire is to steal and even kill to acquire wealth. This confirms what Jesus said about Satan in John 10:10. It is absurd to think that it is a pleasure for someone to destroy another. It is not a pleasure rather a quick ticket to hell fire. 

Those who choose the wicked as their companions will definitely become like them in character and end. This advice is the best a father can offer to the son. Unfortunately these days, most parents don’t even care to know how their children acquired the wealth they are flashing about in the society. Some parents will even advice their children to do things immoral. Some parents pay for their children to cheat in exams. Some parents encourage their children into immoral relationship with opposite sex.

Dear Christian parents, what advice do you give to your children? Let the advice of Solomon here be a challenge for us.   

Food for Thought: What kind of advice do you give to your children?

Memory verse: Proverbs 1:10

Prayer: Lord God, grant me the wisdom to always give wise counsel to my children and word in Jesus name.

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