Proverbs in 365 Devotions

May 17

Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.
 

Glad Father

R Aylor

A truth such as this, is worth repetition
A Father will smile, when his children listen
His energy, vigor, countenance and eyes
Brighten with joy when his children are wise


If they love and adore, if they prize Jesus more
Than a roll of the dice, a million dollar heist
A Swiss Army knife, even more than their life


If they stand tall, bowed... humble yet proud
Give of their all, if they live out loud
If they laugh at the devil as they take up their cross
If they greet this worlds passion as rubble and loss


When they choose certain death, instead of ceasefire
They will go to their grave, having never retired
When free will gives in, to election and grace
It will put a big smile on their fathers face


But if you are selfish and stupid my son
If at every blast, you turn and you run
If you pay no attention to the words of your Dad
Then he and you're Mother will be downcast and sad