I had the pleasure of talking with a man who shared his long pursuit in finding the truth. He was a well educated man who at an early age was brought up in learning about God. As he grew older he tried a handful of other religions, some very different from what the bible teaches. He mentioned he went full circle with his studies only to find himself right back to the holy bible. When asked, “what brought you back?”, he lifted his bible off of his lap and said, “There’s just a lot of truth in this”. Amen! I very much enjoyed our discussion.
One of my favorite Proverbs is 22:6
6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Why do I like this Proverb so much? Because it is so true. And you’ll find a whole lot of truth throughout the Bible but personally for me, when it comes to the book of Proverbs, this one does stand out.
How many of those people who renewed their faith as adults were raised at a young age to love Jesus? I know I account for one of them.
Words that were written well over 2000 years ago are still true and very relevant today. Proverbs was written by King Solomon who asked for a discerning heart, and because of this selfless request, God gave him a discerning heart along with great wisdom, wealth and honor. And some of this knowledge, that he was blessed with, has been passed down to us through the book of Proverbs.
1 Kings 6:12
12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. 13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings.
May I continue raising our children in the way they should go. I need to also remember, regardless of whether I am having a good day or a bad day, I am raising them and leading them by example. Our children are blessings given to us by our Father in heaven.