Proverbs 1: King James Bible
Heart the Instruction – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter one, Verses 8-9
8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses
A bit of a throwback to verse 5: “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning.”
We need to be receptive and sensitive to the Holy Ghost to Hear the Instruction given to us by the Father. Sometimes (I assume this happens to all of us once and awhile) we do hear but don’t perceive that it’s the Father at all.
We all know that we should be listening to our parents. They’ve seen more, probably done more, and more often than not, bear the scars from this daily thing that we call living. But what about those of us who’s got parents that either care nothing for the Lord, or really don’t care about their kids? Not all parents are available; not all lay down the law.
No matter our upbringing, whether or not we’ve ever known our parents, or whether or not they’re fools (from a Biblical standpoint)… We’ve got an example that is just, even if our parents aren’t. That example is Christ Jesus.
Sure, he had an earthly father in Joseph, but after Jesus hits a certain age, we hear nothing at all about his earthly father anymore. Instead, a constant relationship between he and his Heavenly Father.
We share the same Father that Jesus was so intimate with throughout the Gospels. He is constant and doesn’t waver as we, or our earthly parents may. He’s willing to be just as close to us, as he was with his only begotten Son, Christ Jesus.
If that’s not cause for excitement, I’m not sure what is!
Related New Testament Scripture
2 Timothy 3: King James Bible
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Matthew 12: King James Bible
47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Help us to hear your voice, your instruction and correction, and lead us into a place where we don’t forsake the law that you’ve written on the tablets of our hearts. Also, bring us to the same place that you enjoyed with Christ Jesus while he traversed throughout this earth. Make yourself known to us as you made yourself known to him we pray. In Jesus mighty name.
Confession – Choosing not to Hear the Instruction
Have you ever ignored the instruction of your father? Or maybe had forsaken the law laid down by your mother? If so, how far removed was it from the best possible outcome?
I feel as though I spent all of my youth doing both. If I want to feel young again, I just call my parents and argue with them (okay, no I don’t, it was a joke).
Please leave your answers down below in the comments section. God bless you!