Topic: Parental Instruction – Higher Every Day by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi | Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent” (Proverl)s 15:5).
An African proverb says that when a child is cutting a tree, the elders know the direction the tree will fall. Our parents give us counsels and instructions based on their experiences in life. They knew the painful and regretful stories of disobedient children in the past. Hence C. H. Spurgeon cried out, “0 fathers and mothers, the ruin of your children or their salvation, will. under God, very much depend on you. Therefore, youths must give heed to godly advice and corrections from their parents, teachers, spiritual leaders and elders for them to succeed and soar like eagles.
Our Bible text above teaches us the importance of parental instruction and obedience to parental advice by children for their own good. God testified of Abraham as a good family man and disciplinarian: “For I know him that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD …”(Genesis I 8:19). His son, Isaac, submitted himself to his correction and it was well with him.
Challenge: Neglect of parental guidance is an invitation to regret
Prayer: Father, make me an obedient child
Quote: Youths must give heed to godly advice and corrections
Bible Reading in one Year: Hebrews 12 : 5 – 11