This post is a companion to a previous post: The Proverbs & Parenting (Part 1)
The book of the Proverbs presents significant wisdom concerning godly parenting, and especially concerning the responsibility of godly discipline in godly parenting. Furthermore, the book of the Proverbs clearly indicates that parents will find gladness or grief, rejoicing or regret and reproach, satisfaction or sorrow and shame based upon the manner in which they train up their children.
1. Gladness, rejoicing, and satisfaction if we train up our children unto godliness.
Proverbs 10:1a – “The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father.”
Proverbs 10:5a – “He that gathereth in summer is a wise son.”
Proverbs 13:1a – “A wise son heareth his father’s instruction.”
Proverbs 15:20a – “A wise son maketh a glad father.”
Proverbs 23:15-16 – “My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.”
Proverbs 23:24-25 – “The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him. Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.”
Proverbs 27:11 – “My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.”
Proverbs 28:7a – “Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son.”
Proverbs 29:3a – “Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father.”
Proverbs 29:17 – “Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.”
2. Grief, regret, reproach, sorrow, and shame if we fail to train up our children unto godliness.
Proverbs 10:1b – “But a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
Proverbs 10:5b – “But he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.”
Proverbs 15:5a – “A fool despiseth his father’s instruction.”
Proverbs 15:20b – “But a foolish man despiseth his mother.”
Proverbs 17:21 – “He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.”
Proverbs 17:25 – “A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.”
Proverbs 19:13a – “A foolish son is the calamity of his father.”
Proverbs 19:26 – “He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.”
Proverbs 28:7b – “But he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.”
Proverbs 29:3b – “But he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.”
Proverbs 29:15 – “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.”