Godly Truth about Godly Children or Disciples Second in hs series on Proverbs, Voddie gives parents/teachers powerful reminders.
After a short review on the four rules of 'how to read Proverbs', Voddie reminds us of God's sovereignty in the process. Like the farmer who plants the seed, plows, fertilizes, and waters his land--we are to engage in teaching and instruction but the results belong to the Lord!
Four important points:
1. Our goal should be to produce godly sons/daughters (or disciples, students in the case of teachers)! Godly means having the wisdom that loves and worships Christ. Any other measure of success--rich kids, powerful kids, talented, etc. are not the goal.
2. Never forget this whole process is "Dependent"! Our children can (and do) reject the instruction they receive. We must realize we are dependent upon God for the results, so stay in prayer for your kids.
3. This process is "comprehensive": it never ends! Yes, there are 31 chapters in Proverbs, but learning and teaching godliness doesn't stop there. All of our lives we are learning and teaching!
4. The work is "crucial"! The very first illustration in the book, 1:10-19, show us knowing wisdom is not trivial. This is a matter of life and death! Generations not yet born are at stake!
Proverbs has much for the parent and
from Ontario Canada
Excellent sermon! I am a grandparent now and feel my shortcomings in raising my children. Thankful that God works in spite of us. To God be the glory!
Voddie Baucham wears many hats. He is a husband, father, pastor, author, professor, conference speaker and church planter. He currently serves as Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, TX. He has served as an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical...