Proverbs 23:24. “Parents rejoice when their children turn out well; wise children become proud parents.”
You would think the Bible wouldn’t state something so obvious. Of course Parents get excited when their children do well; it means they have done a good job. Every parent wants their child to succeed in life; the challenge is in positioning that child to succeed.
“The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.”
It is the godly father’s job to put the child on the path of righteousness. It is up to the father to declare “…….As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord!” (Joshua 24:15) and then to lead by example.
“Young people are prone to foolishness and fads; the cure comes through tough-minded discipline.”
It is the godly father’s job to make sure through discipline and correction that the child remains on the path that will teach him wisdom. (Proverbs 22:6)
Dear Lord, Set me in the paths of wisdom and righteousness. Do not let me wander off so i might be an example to those who come after me. In Jesus name I pray. Amen