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Written by Prabhudas Koshy   
Sunday, 30 April 2017

To understand how God wants us to live as a wise child, we shall continue to look into the book of Proverbs. Today’s thought comes from Proverbs 28:7.

“Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.”

A wise child is obedient to “the law”. The word “law” refers to God’s Word in general. It refers to God’s commandments that we are to obey. They are not to be ignored at any time, but always to be obeyed. There is no wisdom in disobeying God’s Word. To disobey God’s Word is to have the displeasure and anger of God in our lives. No wise child would want to face God’s wrath, for that means sure destruction!

A wise child will acknowledge that there is no better advice than God’s advice. There is no better wisdom than what God has revealed for His children in His Word. A wise child will then read the Bible carefully so that he may obey it. He listens attentively to the preaching and teaching of God’s Word in order to understand God’s wisdom and obey it. Not to know God’s Word can lead to ignorantly disobeying God’s Word. That is very unwise. So, be eager to learn God’s Word to obey it. This is the sure way to become a wise child.

As a wise child, make sure that you will never be in the company of disobedient children. Befriending disobedient children will put you under pressure to disobey God together with them. So to be a wise child, stay away from unruly and disobedient kids.

Rather, by all means, be obedient to God’s Word, which will make you a wise child indeed.