Proverbs 6:20-22 My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
Solomon, we know was a God fearing man. It’s believed that the mothers of these children, were also women who would give Godly advice.
Today we have families where one parent is saved, and another is not. Some families have only a single parent in the home. There are also homes where neither the father nor mother has any spiritual beliefs at all. So how do we apply this passage in a home where the words spoken by one, or both parents, who are may not be saved, might not actually be Biblical guidance?
We first must remember, the Bible tells us to honor our parent’s, regardless of their spiritual position. We must do all that we can to be obedient to them, without violating God’s word. Nevertheless, we must also understand, the wisdom spoken of here is Godly guidance. Only the leadership of Godly knowledge can make a true everlasting difference in your life.
In most cases, even unsaved parents will give some good advice, not realizing it has anything to do with the Bible. Don’t steal, don’t lie, don’t cheat, don’t hang out with the wrong crowd, and so on. Not realizing it, they are saying exactly what God’s Word also says. Why? Because it is inherent in loving parents to want their children to do what’s right, and to gain more out of life than we ever had. Even most unsaved parents, want something better for their children.
Our verses also tells us, if we listen to Godly advice, we can even get a better night’s sleep. It’s logical, if we live right in the day, we can sleep better at night. There’s no guilt, no shame, no reason to lose sleep. Why, because we followed God’s way in the day, and we can trust He will keep us in the night.
Why are people afraid at night? One reason is because they can’t see what’s out there. However, God can, and with faith in Him, He promises to watch over His own. Sleep tight tonight!
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Deuteronomy 15-19 / Proverbs 6:20-22
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Numbers 26-27 / Mark 12:28-44
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