Is God’s wisdom your joy?

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A scenario:

You have the unbearable burden of teaching your children God’s wisdom. It is exhausting work. Sometimes you wonder why you even bother. All you ever get in return is frustration and resistance. It is almost unbelievable the effort it takes to teach your children to be kind and considerate, to be unselfish.

But then you realize that there is no one else to teach them. So, you bare down and keep going.

Question, based upon this scenario what type of results would you expect?

Not really a difficult task to figure one out, is it? Obviously, this example is absurd. But, you get the point. If you are not excited and happy to teach something, don’t expect the teaching to be well-received.

How much do you value the things you teach your children? Listen to how the Holy Spirit describes the wisdom of God:

Joyful is the person who finds wisdom,
the one who gains understanding.

For wisdom is more profitable than silver,
and her wages are better than gold.

Wisdom is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with her.
Proverbs 3:13-15

The Holy Spirit places tremendous value on the understanding and wisdom found in his word. Do you share his enthusiasm?

Before you can communicate God’s truth to your children you must first view this truth for what it is. This truth is more precious than anything that you can desire!

Instructing a Child's Heart

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.