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Written by Pr Kelvin Lim   
Sunday, 21 May 2017

Proverbs 13:1 – “A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.”

God’s programme for a child to grow wisely requires that he pays attention to his godly parents’ advice. Home is the place where God grooms wise children. God uses parents to impart godly wisdom to children.

Godly parents correct and teach their children because of their love for the children. Their instruction is a gift of love. When they teach their children, they always have the best interest of their children in mind. Moreover, greater experience in life enables parents to give wise analysis and counsels to their children. They can better detect errors than the child, and can therefore warn him against dangers. Their experience in life enables them to provide wiser advice than the child himself or his young friends.

Parents’ rebuke and insistence, together with their warning, chastisement, encouragement and exhortation are all part of God’s plan of action for the child to grow up as a wise person. A child who hears his godly parents and follows their advice will certainly make wholesome improvement. Such a child will also have God’s blessings because of his humble obedience to His Word.

So, may every child give attention to parental instruction. Be teachable, always listening carefully to parent’s teachings and obeying them quickly. Don’t ever be a “scorner” who laughs off good warnings and rebukes given by godly parents!