God’s Path Daily Devotional “My son, comply with the commandment of your father and do not ignore the teaching of your mother … When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk to you.” – Proverbs 6:20-22 NASB We all have the quest for independence and the desire to go our own way and reject the advice of parents and other adults. In this pursuit, some consider the advice of previous generations to be irrelevant. Many simply think that a biblical worldview is old-fashioned. These are the inclinations of youth. But these habits can linger throughout our lives. However, the Bible reminds us that true fulfillment comes from obeying God. His principles always are true. He specifically warns us not to be seduced by the temporary temptations and short-term escapes delivered by the world. Realize that these kinds of desires can lead to the wrong path. The Bible teaches that God is the real source of blessing. Listen to the advice of those who have gone through these experiences themselves, specifically our fathers and mothers. Learn from their warnings and keep their reminders ever before us. These principles remain true at every stage of life – when we are young and old. Learn from others. Listen. We need to be on guard, for Satan lurks around every corner, looking for ways to tempt and confuse us. Even the most mature believer is vulnerable. Learn from the experiences of previous generations as well as parents and other believers. You are not immune from temptation. Heed God’s warnings. Hide His Word in your heart. Make it your foundation. And stay sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Reflection Question: What lessons have you learned from previous generations?
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