I recently asked some friends to tell me about the best advice their father had ever given them. Here are some nuggets of fatherly wisdom that were shared…
-When it comes to choosing a wife, you’ll know you’ve found the right one when you are better together than either of you could ever be apart.
-Never say anything you don't mean in a fight
-“There is only one way to do something…do it the RIGHT way.”
-Be true to yourself and deliver the package that you sell.
-Don't ever make fun of anyone! Instead build them up!!
-In the small decisions, consider all the factors and details. In the big decisions, follow your heart.
-Always tell the truth, even when it’s painful.
- If someone bigger than you tries to harm you pick up the closest thing you can and knock them in the head
True, a wealth of wisdom can be found in a father’s words. Our Heavenly Father is also an excellent source of advice. He delivers it to us through the scriptures. I know many people who think that the Bible is just an ancient text that is irrelevant to life today. But nothing could be further from the truth. Here are just a few timeless pieces of advice from the book of Proverbs.
-Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
- Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.
-Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
-A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult
-All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
-Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.
These verses all remind me of the kinds of things a parent says to their child. And, there’s a good reason for that! The Bible is an open letter from our Father, God, to us, his children. Within it we will find the answers we need to help us with whatever we are facing.