16!… It’s hard to believe, but my oldest child turns sixteen today. I sure hope that I have been able to create an environment over that time where he was able to “listen.. to his father’s instruction” as Proverbs 1:8 admonishes us all to do.
It’s prayer for him that as he continues to mature into manhood that he will seek the wisdom and instruction discussed in Proverbs 3. ( I can’t believe I mentioned manhood and him in the same sentence. I guess my AARP card will be coming soon!)
As for you guys. As all of use continue to mature spiritually, it might be a good time to stop and see if we are listening to the corrections and instruction from our heavenly father. There is wisdom there that will manifest itself in many great ways:
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere James 3