Proverbs 6:20-22 – Father’s Commandment

Today’s Readings: Ex 15:19‐17:7, Matt 22:1‐33, Ps 7:1‐6, Prov 6:20‐26

Proverbs 6:20-22:
20 My son, keep your father’s commandment,
and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
21 Bind them on your heart always;
tie them around your neck.
22 When you walk, they will lead you;
when you lie down, they will watch over you;
and when you awake, they will talk with you.

Your parents’ teaching being a blessing in your life is a theme throughout Proverbs. In an effort to truly apply these passages, I was challenged to pursue my parent’s teachings. In the past few months I have asked my Grandmother, Father, and Mother what they would say “their teachings” are.

Grandmother (90) – Love your family. Obey the Bible
Dad – As you lead, be open about your weaknesses.
Mom – 1) Forgive, forgive, forgive. 2) Serve – take up your cross daily. 3) Money is temporal and not as valuable as wisdom and peace (1 Tim 6:6). 4) Do things because “the Bible tells me so.”

Each conversation (Mom’s was a letter) was impactful for me. I encourage you to pursue doing the same.

What stood out for you in the readings today?


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