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.

A look at the NIV version of today’s verse helps break it down

“The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.”

Proverbs 23:24 

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.

Children are not born wise. The Bible says

“Young people are prone to foolishness and fads; the cure comes through tough-minded discipline.”

Proverbs 22:15 

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)

The Bible stresses the importance of wisdom and righteousness for good reason. If even you have nothing to leave your child and the world leave a legacy of righteousness and wisdom 

Think About This 

What legacy was left you? What legacy are you leaving behind?


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 


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