Instruction and Teaching

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8

Today I’d like you to pray for your mothers and fathers. If you are parents, I’d also suggest you pray for your children. I obviously don’t know your situations, and I suspect that these next few verses may be difficult for some because your parents weren’t there for you when you were growing up. Or they aren’t there for you now. You can’t relate at all to this passage. It doesn’t make sense to you.

Your parents weren’t perfect, just as you’re not perfect. There are morsels of wisdom that your mothers and fathers taught you. Some of the things your parents did helped instruct us what NOT to do. Likewise, as parents you realized that you messed up or are messing up as parents. You can’t turn back the hands of time, but you can reset and begin again.

Parents, pray for your children. Kids (yes, even the 50-year-old kinds), pray for your parents. And if you haven’t done so, you’ll need to forgive. Often. Now. Again.

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