Proverbs 1:8-9, My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
We should be remembering what our parents taught us growing up, if we had the privilege of growing up in a good home. This shows us the grace God has for us, it gives us wisdom without having to go through the trials. We should be constantly learning. We should be instilling the principles of the Bible in our children so that they will remember them in their time of need. Just like a locket with a picture of a loved that reminds us of them when they are gone, that’s the knowledge we need to instill in the next generation.
How well are we training our next generation? We should be mentoring them so that trouble comes about, they have the foundation to get through it. Nowadays, information is readily available, but it’s wisdom that is needed. Our actions speak louder than the words we say. Do those around us, especially our family see that our words and actions align? My wife talks about how she remembers her dad being up at 5 in the morning praying, each and every morning, no matter what. That has been something that has always stuck in her mind. I remember how my dad would always play ball with me after getting off work when he had put in 14 hour day. He would make time for me, when he probably would have wanted to just sleep. It’s the actions that make memories that stick with us. What actions are we showing people around us, and most importantly our families?