Parents Are Truly The Pride Of Their Children

According to Proverbs 17:6 “Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children.”     


My parents and grandparents modeled the truth of God’s word in me and my siblings (2 Timothy 2:15: Colossians 3:16) not only with the words they said but also in their actions and behaviours (Proverbs 22:6).  God Gave them to me  as a  gift, I must keep appreciating, celebrating and honouring them (1 Corinthians 1;4: Philippians 1:3)


The verse describes a mutual state of love between parents, grandparents, and children in a family. The children take pride in their parents, and grandparents view grandchildren as their crowning glory.


I remembered the labour and investment they made to ensure I had a quality education and became a figure in the society (Matthew 19:17, 19; Ephesians 6:1-3). Their chastisement and correction have shaped me although it was not easy to abide by all instructions given by them (Hebrew 12:11). I take pride in their commitment, resilience and spiritual upbringing in studying the word of God and prayers as a training to make us useful to God and our society.


In contrast, some children can not take pride in their parents because some parents pay more attention to material things, are careless, and have no time to settle down with their children to show them the way of God at an early stage. Such children will wish evil on their parents. 


In conclusion, parents should make their children the first priority in all, a home not in shape will be void and empty at the end. Let children take pride in us as a parents when we do all that is required for building them on a sure and good foundation that is Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 3:10-11). Parents are builders!

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