Proverbs 23:24-28 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him. Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice. My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways. For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.
Solomon cries out to his son, “give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.” He then warns him of how the world is as a whore who has no thought for you, or for your well-being. Society in general only wants what it can get from you and will then cast you aside. Following the world and its lifestyle, is to wander into a deep ditch.
The unsaved world, like the strange women, will not stand by you to the end. They truly don’t care about you or your future. For them, there is not eternal hope, so they live for today and let eternity worry about itself. However, eternity is also now. Right now, today is one of the days of your eternal life.
Solomon is saying, son, follow my lead, away from the world and its selfish desires. Give me your heart my child, I promise not to break it as they will. Son, I love you and will be an example you can watch throughout your life. Watch me and I will lead you to life everlasting. Son, I will lead you to the one who loves you even more than me. I will lead you to God.
Oh, that the fathers of today, of whom many are AWOL, would stand up and be the example their young children need. The world today, more than ever before is calling out to them. With the aid of electronic media and its instant gratification of the senses it lures them in with physical enticements, riches, and popularity, saying we love you, come follow us. The world is trying to steal their hearts, and when they do, it will cost them their very soul. They will destroy and discard them like yesterday’s rubbish. What these children would really like to hear is a father saying, children I love you more than the world ever can. Fathers, walk with God and lead your families to a better life.
Men, you do not need to find a “program” to lead your family. A man who fears the Lord can do a great job by simply following God’s Word. You need to stand up and cry “son, give me your heart.” Then, treasure that heart as pure gold.
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