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A Father’s Instructions

Key Verse

“A wise son heareth his Father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.” (Proverbs 13:1).

Text — Proverbs 13:1-6


If Samson and Solomon had obeyed their father’s instructions, they would have left a better history behind. Both of them would have lived fulfilled lives. The parents of Samson dissuaded him from yoking himself unequally with unbelievers but he would not obey.

He hooked up with Delilah, a harlot, and a Philistine, who brought his life and ministry to an abrupt end. David instructed Solomon to serve God with a perfect and a willing mind.

Solomon deviated from the instruction. He forsook the law of the Lord and the outlandish women turned his heart away from God.

Friend, it is foolhardy to think that generational gap should make children despise their parents’ instructions. Socialization, educational attainment and accumulation of wealth cannot replace the wealth of experience passed to us through our father’s biblical instructions. We honour our parents when we accept their advice and admonitions. They make us to be wiser. There must be the desire to listen to our parents instructions and comply with them as long as they are in consonance with the Bible.


They make us wiser.


Obedience to our parent’s instructions brings blessings.

Prayer for today

Lord, help me to obey my parents’ instructions.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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