Proverbs 13 Wise & Foolish Sheep  

Some sheep/children are teachable and some will refuse correction. Solomon was the teachable child, Solomon demonstrated his loyalty to the Lord by following the practices of his father David,” [1Ki 3:3] but Solomon’s own son was incorrigible.  Solomon is saying do not lose heart; I have placed before you wisdom I have gleaned.

A wise son (daughter) accepts his father’s discipline, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

Sadly, Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, chose to flounder with fools rather than walk with the wise. He was spiritually deaf as many are today wishing to have their ears tickled rather than heed the counsel of God. We must hide God’s word in our hearts so that we have the wisdom to not only understand the type of child God has placed in our care but how to raise them properly in the ways of God so that they can pass on to the next generation these lessons of wisdom. [Ps 78] Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”[2Tim 2:15]

 

 

Published by Gaye Austin