Listen, my son - Proverbs 1v8-19

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As the book of Proverbs starts, a father speaks to his son. Wisdom is to be taught first of all in the home, and to spread out from there to the world. The first danger is the open enticements of the ungodly, which are surprisingly tempting.

Passages:Proverbs 1:8-19
Date:May 13, 2012
Series & Preacher:Proverbs, David Anderson (Brotherhood Baptist Church, Eldoret, Believers' Fellowship)
Tags:christian education, gangs, parenting, proverbs
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Proverbs 1:8-19

8My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 9For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. 10My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. 11If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: 12Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: 13We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: 14Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: 15My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: 16For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. 17Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. 18And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. 19So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof. (KJV)

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