Sharing Wisdom on Father's Day

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Fathers have many responsibilities. One of the most important jobs of a father is to pass on the wisdom of God to their children. Proverbs explains how we as should pass on the wisdom of God by giving advise and Rebuke. These passages apply especially to fathers as they pass on the wisdom of God by advising and rebuking their children.

Motive for Giving Rebuke

Proverbs 27:5–6 NASB95
5 Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed. 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
Proverbs 13:24 NASB95
24 He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.
Proverbs 19:18 NASB95
18 Discipline your son while there is hope, And do not desire his death.
Proverbs 20:30 NASB95
30 Stripes that wound scour away evil, And strokes reach the innermost parts.
Proverbs 22:15 NASB95
15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him.
Proverbs 23:14–15 NASB95
14 You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol. 15 My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad;
Proverbs 29:15 NASB95
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
Proverbs 29:17 NASB95
17 Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul.
Proverbs 3:11–12 NASB95
11 My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord Or loathe His reproof, 12 For whom the Lord loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
Proverbs 22:6 NASB95
6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
William MacDonald:
Believer’s Bible Commentary (B. The Righteous Lifestyle Exalted (16:1–22:16))
Henry Ward Beecher observes:It is not hard to make a child or a tree grow right if you train them when they’re young, but to make them straighten out after you’ve allowed things to go wrong is not an easy matter.
Hebrews 12:11 NASB95
11 All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.

Who Should Get It

A wise man
Proverbs 9:7–9 NASB95
7 He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself. 8 Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you. 9 Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.
The wise in heart
Proverbs 10:8 NASB95
8 The wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will be ruined.
A wise son
Proverbs 13:1 NASB95
1 A wise son accepts his father’s discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
One who listens
Proverbs 15:31 NASB95
31 He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.
One who has understanding
Proverbs 17:10 NASB95
10 A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.
Not a fool
Proverbs 23:9 NASB95
9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
One who values the rebuker
Proverbs 25:12 NASB95
12 Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
One who is humble
Proverbs 12:15 NASB95
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.

Benefits of Listening

long life
Proverbs 3:1–2 NASB95
1 My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; 2 For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you.
mutual help
Proverbs 27:17 NASB95
17 Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
Proverbs 19:16 NASB95
16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of conduct will die.
Proverbs 19:20 NASB95
20 Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days.
more knowledge
Proverbs 19:25 NASB95
25 Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd, But reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge.
Proverbs 12:1 NASB95
1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.
Proverbs 13:18 NASB95
18 Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.
Proverbs 15:5 NASB95
5 A fool rejects his father’s discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible.
Proverbs 15:32 NASB95
32 He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.

Dangers of Not Listening

Proverbs 19:27 NASB95
27 Cease listening, my son, to discipline, And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
Proverbs 10:17 NASB95
17 He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.
Proverbs 29:1 NASB95
1 A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.
Proverbs 15:10 NASB95
10 Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; He who hates reproof will die.
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Proverbs 15:12 NASB95
12 A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise.
Proverbs 13:13 NASB95
13 The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
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