Hey guys! I hope you all have been having a great Mother’s Day! It’s been a while since I last did a Weekly Dose of Scripture, but it’s good to be back. For this week’s verse, we’re going to be looking at the book of Proverbs, and what it has to say about not only mothers, but fathers, too- or rather, how we should treat our parents. Take a look!
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction; don’t neglect your mother’s teaching; for they are a graceful wreath on your head, and beads for your neck. – Proverbs 1:8-9
It’s important for children to obey their parents when they are growing up. I mean, it’s one of the Ten Commandments! However, we should remember that even adults should take into account any advice from their parents. When I was younger and I wanted to do something like watch a certain show, or in high school when I would want to go to certain parties, I would have to ask for permission. If they said “no” to things, I needed to obey that. When I got much older, around the time I was finishing up high school, I was told that I was an adult and I needed to make decisions for myself. For years they taught me right from wrong, and it was time to use whatever judgement I had when making decisions for myself. Still, I often find I still ask my parents about certain things, not because I want their permission, but because I want their advice. They have more experience than I do about certain things, and it would be a mistake to be prideful in my own knowledge. So while a child must obey their parents, I think it’s still important for even adults to at least listen to their parents’ instruction as well.
I hope this encourages you to seek advice from your parents, or even those who you might not be related to, but have more experience than you. God bless y’all and have a wonderful week. Happy Mother’s Day!