How to make your parents happy

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09.13.2019 – Old Testament: Pro 23.15–16

To read the Bible in a year, read Proverbs 23–24 on September 13, In the year of our Lord 2019

By Don Ruhl

Parents want to see their children mature, and a good way to show maturity happens when we have wisdom, expressed by the things we say,

My son, if your heart is wise,
My heart will rejoice—indeed, I myself;
Yes, my inmost being will rejoice
When your lips speak right things.

– Proverbs 23.15–16

Perhaps your parents will also rejoice over some other things that you could do, but undoubtedly exercising wisdom, especially in your speaking will bring them pleasure.

Questions:

  • Do your lips speak right things?
  • Is wisdom in your heart?
  • If not, what is?

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