Father & Mother Know Best

Sermon: “Father & Mother Know Best”
Scripture: Proverbs 1: 8-9
Speaker: Pastor Matt Overman

Scripture and questions for study and reflection:

Read Proverbs 1: 8-9. This passage is written by Solomon, David’s son, King of Israel, the wisest man that ever lived.

1. In verse 1: 8, Solomon says, “Listen, my child, to what your father teaches you. Don’t neglect your mother’s teachings.” As children of God are we only to listen to words? Do our actions speak louder than words?

2. Children learn values, morals and priorities by observing how their parents act and react everyday.

3. In verse 1: 9, Solomon says, “What you learn from them will crown you with grace and clothe you with honor.” What do you think Solomon means by this statement?

4. In the first nine chapters of Proverbs, Solomon is providing wisdom for young people. Is it only for young people or all who seek wisdom who benefit greatly from these wise words?

5. As Solomon points out, we need to listen to our parents to gain knowledge (having the facts) but more importantly to apply those facts to life, which is “wisdom.” We can amass knowledge, but without wisdom our knowledge is useless. We must learn to live out what we know showing true wisdom.

Prayer for the Week:

Dear Lord,

Open our hearts and ears so we may gain your knowledge. Let us accept it willingly and then apply it in our daily actions, so we may be a living example of your righteousness. Father, your son Jesus is the Good News. Arm us with the ability and wisdom to spread it throughout the world. Amen.

Submitted by Ron Fanning