The Weightiness of Proverbs 22:6

FaithPoint Logo 1Proverbs 22:6 (ESV) says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

I understand the weightiness of this verse. I am not sure that many people read the Bible and let the words of Scripture pierce them in the core of their soul. When you meditate on a verse, sometimes you get a light bulb moment and sometimes it feels like a sharp dagger being thrust into your chest and it cuts and twists until you surrender to the truth that is the Word of God.

The weightiness of Proverbs 22:6 is that God has chosen me to be a dad. God has chosen me to raise a son in a biblical manner that ultimately trains him to live a life that brings honor and glory to God.

The joy of Proverbs 22:6 is that I know that I can not do this alone. I would fail greatly if I tried to accomplish this apart from God’s help. I love that this is another area of my life that God will show me how to follow Him as He leads me.

God has taken me with all my flaws and imperfections and is teaching me how to be a parent. It is important for me to listen to the wisdom in Scripture on how to raise my son. Raising a child is not something that is done on the fly and it is not something you completely ignore and let the chips fall as they may. I believe that raising a child is done day by day and as I learn from what God is teaching me, I can pass that on to my son.

The best way I can learn how to be a good father is by learning more about my Heavenly Father.

What do you think? What do you think Proverbs 22:6 means to Christian parents?