Proverbs 5

A little boy looks up at you, With eyes opened wide. He puts his trusting hand in yours, And something stirs inside

He leads you to the window, Where you stand and stare …A robin hops out on the lawn, But you didn’t see it there.

Your mind is deep in thought; The years are racing past. A small hand moves in yours … “Why do they grow so fast?”

Soon you’ll watch him go off to school,
So full of promise and hope;
And suddenly you can’t speak,
For the lump that’s in your throat.

Time will pass so quickly;
The days will turn to years.
You’ll treasure every moment;
All the laughter and the tears.

One day he’ll meet that special girl,
And want her for his wife.
He’ll take her hand in his,
And build a brand-new life.

Suddenly … your thoughts come back,
To all the living he’s not yet done.
You whisper a grateful prayer …
And embrace your tiny son

—Patricia J. White[1]

“My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding . . .” (Proverbs 5:1, NASB).

“Now then, my sons, listen to me, And do not depart from the words of my mouth” (Proverbs 5:7,).

Don’t neglect the short-lived opportunities for instilling integrity and honor in your sons and grandsons!

“For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord, And He watches all his paths” (5:21). “Watch the path of your feet, And all your ways will be established” (4:26).

               [1] Paul Lee Tan, Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations: Signs of the Times (Garland, TX: Bible Communications, Inc., 1996), 847.

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