Pro 13:1 A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.Oh, boy, this is one of those that hits home, at least for me. We all are in different situations, different stations in life. Some of us have little ones running around our home and climbing into our laps, and others have grown kids who are out on their own. My situation is the latter; and I want to emphasize to you other ladies to enjoy each precious moment as it comes. Take a deep breath and slow down, and enjoy cuddling each of those special blessings that God entrusted to your care. There's a country song that admonishes us "you're gonna miss this" and I can tell you from personal experience, that is the truth!
I've gotten a little off the path, but here is why: one of our sons, though a "wise son" and a joy to us for many years, will no longer "hear instruction" from us. It is heartbreaking to realize that it's been over two years since we heard his voice. But guess what? God is an even better (the best!) parent ever, so can you imagine his heartbreak when we will not heed his instructions? He even went to the trouble of giving us an instruction manual (the Bible) but do we hunger to spend time in the Scriptures?
One of the commentaries (Henry) that I looked at said this:
Among the children of the same parents it is no new thing for some to be hopeful and others the contrary; now here we are taught to distinguish. There is great hope of those that have a reverence for their parents, and are willing to be advised and admonished by them. He is a wise son, and is in a far way to be wiser, that hears his father's instruction, desires to hear it, regards it, and complies with it, and does not merely give it the hearing.Our Lord gives us advice and instruction, and deals faithfully with us. I pray that I will hear, and not "merely give it the hearing" but comply with a grateful heart. Will you join me in that prayer today?