Proverbs 4:11

I have taught you the way of wisdom;

    I have led you in the paths of uprightness.

Proverbs 4:11 ESV

Here, the father reminds his son that wisdom has been passed down. Of course, the lessons/principles have to be received, but the father has been faithful to guide his son toward wisdom and righteousness.

This is clearly a pattern that should be followed by dads. But what about those sons who didn’t accept the teaching or those who didn’t have a dad who taught them wisdom and righteousness? If you are one of these children and are reading this, you must step up and break the cycle. You must teach your children wisdom and righteousness.

Unfortunately, there is likely a path of destruction from a life of folly that must be cleaned up, too. However, the kids can’t be left on their own to figure out wisdom simply because you were. You may have to manage multiple tracks, but do it for God’s glory and for the sake of the generations to come. Gain wisdom yourself and teach your children wisdom and righteousness.

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