Prayer: Grant us wisdom, O God, teach us through your Word. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
A wise child makes a glad father. (v. 1)
Tina was excited because she had been invited to a party with other teens from school. Her dad drove her to the party, and had only been home for a few minutes when Tina called asking for a ride home because the other kids were drinking beer and they scared her. Tina’s father quickly went to and picked her up. He was very proud and happy that Tina had the wisdom and the courage to call home.
In our world today, we make mistakes. Things get complicated and we don’t know what to do. Our devotion writer writes; “No matter what is going on, a wise child of God runs to the Father, who loves each of us more than we can comprehend. It please God when we come seeking forgiveness, guidance, help, or love. God says; ‘Call to me and I will answer you’ (Jeremiah 33:3) …Call home. God is waiting to hear from you.”
There is wisdom in calling God, when we are confused. Even when we are not confused. Sometimes God will show us we really should have been confused and our human wisdom was folly.
Prayer: “Loving God, I trust in your unfailing grace. Help me to turn to you first in every situation. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Wise Sayings of Solomon
10 The proverbs of Solomon.
A wise child makes a glad father, but a foolish child is a mother’s grief. 2 Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death. 3 The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. 4 A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. 5 A child who gathers in summer is prudent, but a child who sleeps in harvest brings shame.