Encouraging, Living, Reaching

February 27, 2017

Allan Dunlap

“Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.” – Proverbs 27:11

This verse has been a challenge to me as a son to obey my father and to seek his advice and counsel. However, it is also challenges me as a son of my heavenly Father. Because of the salvation God has provided for us, we are called his sons, and he has provided us with Scripture that instructs us on how to live to honor and glorify him. We must strive to obey his Word, and live lives that bring glory to his name. He has blessed us with new life, and we must not waste the salvation we have been given. It brings joy to our heavenly Father when he sees those who he gave everything for living lives that honor him.