A Father's Wisdom
Father's Day - Listen to your father's teaching.
A list: The Top 10 Sayings of a Wise Father
Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. Proverbs 4:1
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Our Bible verse for today says, "Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding." How many of you listen to the wise things that your father says to you? After all, your father is older, has far more experience, and is much wiser than you are. To prove my point, I have made a list of the top ten sayings of a wise father. I am sure that you have heard many of these wise sayings from the lips of your very own father.
10. Why? Because I said so, that's why!
9. Just wait 'till you have kids of your own.
8. What did I just get finished telling you?
7. This is going to hurt me more than it does you.
6. Do I look like I'm made out of money?
5. Not now, I'm watching the game.
4. When you break your leg, don't come running to me!
3. No! We are NOT lost.
2. Be quiet! Can't you see I'm trying to think?
And number one on the list of the top ten sayings of a wise father is...
1. How should I know? Ask your mother!
Well, maybe your father doesn't always have all the right answers, but God has blessed most of you with a Godly father, and he has commanded you to show him honor and respect. You should also remember to pray for your father and ask God to give him the wisdom he needs to train you in the way that God wants you to grow.
I think it would also be a good thing to say a word of thanks to your fathers. Thank him for providing for your physical needs -- the house you live in, the food you eat, the clothes you wear. Thank him for the wisdom he shares --even though he may not always have all the answers. Finally, thank him for living a Godly life and setting a good example for you to follow.
Dear Jesus, we thank you for our fathers and we pray that you will bless them with the wisdom needed to be good fathers. Amen.