Treasure Wisdom From Elders

Proverbs 7:1-2
1 My son, keep my words And treasure my commandments within you. 2 Keep my commandments and live, And my teaching as the apple of your eye.

It is important to listen to our elders, including our parents.  They have lived life and been through similar things which we will go through.  They have important information and lessons we need to learn.  God provides these people in our lives for our benefit.  Just the same He leads younger people into our lives for us to instruct.  It is all according to His master plan.

We talked yesterday about how our job as parents is to teach our kids.  Our jobs as kids is learn from the Godly wisdom our parents have.  We must respect them and honor them by listening to them.  God gives them special insights to share with us.  Believe it or not, they have our best interests at heart.  If your parents are still not alive, you can adoptive ones who can share wisdom with you.  God will bring these people into our lives.

Dear God, thank you for Godly parental advice.  Help me to listen to them and learn from them.  Help them to cherish advice.  Help me to trust their advice and honor them.  Amen.


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