Don't be a Fool!

The breakdown of the family in Western culture has displayed itself in numerous ways. Perhaps the most telling of them all is the lack of respect and love of children toward their parents. Good parents are a gift from God.

How do you know if you are fool? If you bring sorrow to your mother, despise your mother, or cause your mother bitterness.
A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother (Prov. 10:1).
A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him (Prov. 17:25).
A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother (Prov. 15:20).
Your mother is the one who bore you. She spent around 9 months of her life carrying you in her body. Her whole life is put on hold so that she can bring you into the world. She then feeds you and cares for you until you are old enough to fend for yourself. If you don't respect your mother, then who is worthy of respect? Only a fool would not be able to see the sacrifices of a mother and resent her.

A fool does not realize how much they have been graciously given and think their parents owe them something. They take from their parents hand thinking that it is their right, not understanding that it is a gift. Parents do not owe their children. It is children who are indebted to their parents.
Whoever robs his father or his mother and says, "That is no transgression, " is a companion to a man who destroys (Prov. 28:24).
How do you know you are wise? If you hear your father's instruction, heed your father's reproof, and make your father glad.
A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother (Prov. 10:1).
A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke (Prov. 13:1).
A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent (Prov. 15:5).
It is your mother who is most affected by your foolishness because it is her sacrifice that you take the most for granted. It is your father who is most affected by your wisdom because it is his approval that you will seek. However,  fools can't help themselves because they do not listen to instruction, and like an avalanche they accumulate more and more foolishness, leading to violence, cursing, mocking, and destruction.
He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and reproach (Prov. 19:27).
If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness (Prov. 20:20).
The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures (Prov. 30:17)
The end of a fool is destruction. Don't be a fool!


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