Cornerstone URC




June 16, 2019

Proverbs 4:1-6, 10-15, 20-27;

A Father’s Wise Instruction

1 Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, 
2 for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. 
3 When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, 
4 he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. 
5 Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. 
6 Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you. 
10 Hear, my son, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many. 
11 I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness.
12 When you walk, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble. 
13 Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life. 
14 Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of the evil. 
15 Avoid it; do not go on it; turn away from it and pass on. 
20 My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 
21 Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. 
22 For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. 
23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. 
24 Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. 
25 Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. 
26Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. 
27 Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.

Ephesians 6:1-4

Children and Parents

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 
2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 
3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”
4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.