A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. Proverbs 17:2
This verse seems to fit in with the previous verse of “Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.” Parents the world over know the heartaches that their children can bring them. In the end, though, the children will get the inheritance if any exists.
While we may shake our heads at the unfairness of those types of children, think of our own spiritual lives. We do things regularly that must give God heartache, so to speak (and we have a Perfect Father). But in the end if we have trusted in Christ, we will share in the inheritance.
Unfair, you say? No, that’s God’s perfect grace.