Last Sunday we celebrated ?Graduation Sunday.? We honored 19 of our graduates and prayed for them as they make important decisions about their futures. We all realize that the transition from high school to college is an important time in life. Young people have to make a decision about what college they want to attend, what career path they will take, what courses they will take to help them accomplish their goals, what kind of person they will choose for a mate, and what?s important to them in life.
Today we begin our study of the third heart-to-heart talk between the parents of Proverbs and their son. In the first two chapters of Proverbs we?ve seen how the wise counsel of the boy?s dad and mom have been offered to steer their son away from those who would lead him down a path to ruin. Today, as we begin our study of chapter 3, we get to be a fly on the wall, listening in as they teach their son how godly wisdom can mold his heart and teach him to trust in the Lord, which is of greatest importance. Today?s study makes it very clear that to walk in wisdom is truly an inside job.
Today is “Mother’s Day” and there is such a need today to highlight the indispensable role of mother’s in the lives of children. In the past few decades there has been a radical shift in how women and men view the role and importance of mothers. There was a day when society greatly valued the role of motherhood. Women were praised for the sacrifices they made in order that they could invest their hearts and lives into molding and shaping their children. Men appreciated the time and energy that their wives spent in doing things that were often unappreciated by their children. That day has largely passed.
We live in a day when popular opinion says that ?promises are made to be broken.? We continue to make promises, but they are broken every day. The reason that this has come about is because we are fallible human beings, sin has corrupted us at our core, and this fact leads us down Broken Promises Blvd. on a regular basis. Let me give you some examples.