Proverbs 17:6 Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
Just get around any grandparent, mention their grandchildren and you will see a book full of pictures, and hear an hour’s worth of tales on how wonderful and how magnificent their grandchildren are. These children are able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, diapers, and all.
I joke about it, but the Bible told us centuries ago this was how it is supposed to be. “Children’s Children are the crown of old men,” (including also, gracefully aging women). Grandparents will talk more about the accomplishments of a 5-year-old in kindergarten than about their own children, even if their child is a rocket scientist who went to the moon.
Furthermore, it is a great blessing for parents who are fortunate enough, to be able to introduce their children to their grandparents. Grandma and grandpa have so many more exciting stories to tell, and often, more time to tell them.
My wife, our children, and I are extremely fortunate in that we had godly men to look to for examples in our lives. My father and my wife’s father were both wonderful examples of God-fearing men, (in addition to being the family jokesters on occasion,) before they passed into glory. We also had a third Fatherly example to look to as well, God, our Heavenly Father.
I count myself truly fortunate to have three Godly forefathers as examples to pass on to my children. Nevertheless, if I had only one, and if that one was God the Father, He would be enough. “The glory of children are their fathers.” I sure love all the fathers in my life.
Have you introduced your children to their forefathers? They have wonderful stories to tell. Some of which are recorded in the pages of the Bible by our heavenly Father. Some stories are recorded in the hearts of those of us who know and love Him.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Ezekiel 20 / Psalm 116 / Proverbs 17 / Acts 22
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Lamentations 3-5 / Hebrews 10
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