Parents, Peers and Choices

Proverbs 1:8-19

Part of the Proverbs: Living Wisely in a Fallen World series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Big Idea: Parents are the first in line to teach their children to love the truth and run from evil.


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Proverbs 1:8–19 (Listen)

  Hear, my son, your father's instruction,
    and forsake not your mother's teaching,
  for they are a graceful garland for your head
    and pendants for your neck.
10   My son, if sinners entice you,
    do not consent.
11   If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood;
    let us ambush the innocent without reason;
12   like Sheol let us swallow them alive,
    and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
13   we shall find all precious goods,
    we shall fill our houses with plunder;
14   throw in your lot among us;
    we will all have one purse”—
15   my son, do not walk in the way with them;
    hold back your foot from their paths,
16   for their feet run to evil,
    and they make haste to shed blood.
17   For in vain is a net spread
    in the sight of any bird,
18   but these men lie in wait for their own blood;
    they set an ambush for their own lives.
19   Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain;
    it takes away the life of its possessors.

(ESV)

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