Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 20

God-loyal people, living honest lives, make it much easier for their children
. Proverbs 20:7 (TM)

    I’ve done a bit of research on my family tree and a while back I received a ton of information from a distant cousin. I was perusing it the other night and found some stories about my Grandma V.W.’s father. I’ve never heard much about him, other than he was sick and my grandmother had to take care of him. This account told of him being a terrible drunk – a mean drunk. It spoke of his children having to get up in the middle of the night and walk across town to escort him or carry him home from the bar. His drinking clearly destroyed his body, and his children were burdened with taking care of the mess he’d made of his life.

    It made me sad for my grandmother, but also gave me a sense of being blessed by my own parents and Wendy’s parents. They’re "God-loyal people, living honest lives" and it does, in fact, make life easier for their children and grandchildren. We don’t often stop to think about the things that we are blessed with – the things that are going well. Thank you Mom and Dad Vander Well. Thank you Mom and Dad Hall.

God, help me to make life easier for my children and grandchildren, as well.

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 20”

  1. 11 Young people eventually reveal by their actions
    if their motives are on the up and up.
    30 A good thrashing purges evil;
    punishment goes deep within us.
    One of the hardest things we do as parents is to discern whether our children are making good choices (and telling the truth about it) and also how to discipline when they are not. Yesterday we had Harrison’s conferences at school. He is a very, very good student and an incredible learner, but has a few things to improve on in dealing with others and living up to his potential (doing his very best). Until you meet with the teacher, you don’t know everything that goes on at school, but actions generally will reveal motives.
    Corporal punishment is always a big debate among parents, but scripture is quite clear on a couple of different occasions that our children need to have boundaries and discipline. “Spare the rod, spoil the child” and verse 30 shows us that as parents we are to enforce penalty if necessary.

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