“He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow, and the father of a fool has no joy.” (Pr 17:21)
There are two major ideas that are to be addressed here. The first is practical – do not raise your children to be fools. Foolish behavior is entertaining in a two-year-old, but it is disgusting and deviant in an adult. A child’s selfish indulgence must be disciplined out of them. They must learn self-restraint, selflessness, and a sense of duty above indulgence.
The second is empathetic. Many of the most faithful people have adult children that bring them great sorrow. There is nothing we can do to change this, but we can comfort and love and pray for them. We all have a responsibility to show mercy and grace to those who have done their best by their children only to see them choose the wide path instead of the narrow. Such pain needs our love not our judgment.
Matt 4:4 #Biblebites