Day 155

Today’s Reading – Proverbs 4-6

Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother. Proverbs 4:1-3

sohkusampleA gentle reminder today for parents. Parents and Grandparents (for that matter all adults!), we have so much wisdom to pass on to the next generations. We have gained this wisdom through the experience of life.

We need to then be careful as we impart this wisdom on others to do so with honesty.

Do not declare from the Ivory Tower all that you know.  Instead speak wisdom from the failings of your life.

The sooner we admit we are not perfect – because others already know this – the sooner others will listen to our stories.

Teach your children what you have learned from your mistakes – or they will be doomed to repeat your mistakes.

Simply telling them what to do will not be nearly as effective as telling them what you learned from a similar experience.

Tomorrow’s Reading – Proverbs 7-9

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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