Parenting Wisdom 101

The Behaviour of a Child Shows What is in His Heart.

Proverbs 20:11 "Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright."

Luke 6:45 "The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks."

The Duty of Parents is to Seek to Unbind the Child's Heart From its Native Foolishness

Proverbs 22:15 "Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him."

Proverbs 9: 10 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight."

Parents Must Faithfully Discipline Their Children

Proverbs 22:15 "Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him."

Proverbs 29:15 "The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother."

Proverbs 29:17 "Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart."

Proverbs 19:18 "Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death."

Proverbs 23:13-14 "Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. / If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol."

Proverbs 13:24 "Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him."

Parents Must Faithfully Instruct Their Children

Proverbs 29:15 "The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother."

Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."

Children Must Try to Heed a Parent's Discipline

Proverbs 3:11-12 "My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights."

Hebrews 12:7 "It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?"

Proverbs 20:20 "If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness."

Proverbs 15:20 "A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother."

Children Must Seek to Heed a Parent's Instruction

Proverbs 13:1 "A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke."

Proverbs 17:25 "A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him."

Proverbs 19:20, 25, 27 "Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. / Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge. / Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge."

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