Those Who Seek Wisdom

“He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.”

Proverbs 13:20

As parents, there are four things we must keep in mind in order to raise wise children.

First, we need to expound truth to our children; saturate them in the Proverbs; emblazon the Ten Commandments into their consciousness; teach them the Beatitudes, that they might learn these simple, basic truths.

Second, expose sin: children need to see the repercussions of sin to understand their weight. We must pull away the veil and show them the ugly truth of sin and its consequences.

We must also expel fools, as Proverbs 13:20 instructs. We cannot let our young, impressionable children hang around those who reject wisdom; we must be firm with who we allow them to be friends with.

Finally, we must express love—be gentle, transparent, and available. Words can hurt your children more than an open hand and a slap in the face. Love your children and delight in them.

  • Which of these principles stands out most to you? Why?
  • Where do you need to be honest about sin in your own life to point others toward wisdom?

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Take time to express love and delight to those close to you today, whether your own children or someone else.