Hello, today my sister and I are doing our post together on Proverbs 23:19 and 24 which say:
“Listen, my son, and be wise,
and set your heart on the right path:”
“The father of a righteous child has great joy;
a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.”
Verse 19 tells us to set our heart on the right path. We may try that, but we will never succeed. Our hearts, on their own, are wicked and sinful. There is no way that we can set our hearts on the right path for long. We will always fall away, and turn back to sin on our own.
So it may seem that we’re helpless. How can we ever be right with God if we can never keep our hearts on the right path? However, there is a solution: Jesus. God loved us so much that He sent a sacrifice in our place; not only just a sacrifice, but His own son!
Verse 24 says that a righteous child brings joy to his father. If he has a wise son, then a father will be happy. Unfortunately, as Charity brought out in verse 19, we are not perfect. We cannot be righteous on our own. We cannot please our Father by ourselves. But God loved us so much that He sent us His son, who died on the cross with all our sin on Him.
We are now the righteousness of God. We are His righteous children. Because of what Jesus has done for us on the cross, we are His children. Praise God!
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland and,
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland