Better a dry crust with peace and quiet
than a house full of feasting,
wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the
inheritance as one of the brothers.
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the
wicked man listens to evil lips;
a liar pays attention to a
who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over
disaster will not go unpunished.
Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of
7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fooló
how much worse lying lips to a
Find a scripture verse in the Bible that confirms your
parents are to correct you. Write down the chapter and verse and the
words to the verse.
Pretend your an investigative reporter for the school
newspaper. Complete the lesson below.
Think about your grand parents. Are your parents
proud of their parents? You don't know? This is what I want you
to do: go home and ask your parents. Quote to them Proverbs 17:
6 and ask them if they are proud of their parents. Ask them why? Why
not? Write down the answer in your notes.
Write the questions, in red, down in one color and the answers in another skipping lines between each.
Read Proverbs 17 : 1-7.
Think about the beginning of your family. What is
the earliest record of your family. Have you ever seen your family
tree? How far can you trace your ancestry back? Watch Beginnings
Now let's take a look at verse 6. Who are children's
children? What does that mean " a crown to the aged"? What
does "pride" mean in this verse? How can " parents be the pride of their children"?
Write down three things that make you proud of your
parents. Write down three things that make you not proud (frustrated)
about your parents.
Let's talk about the times you and your parents
quarrel. Have you ever been in the doghouse? What does that mean to be in the doghouse?
How do your parents act while your in the doghouse?
Take a look at verse 26. Have you ever been innocent
but judged guilty by your parents. Then punished. How did
serving the sentence make you feel?
There's a saying about getting to the bottom of the
truth. During an investigation "the clean get cleaner and the
dirty get dirtier.
When you are wrong, how do you like to be corrected?:
100 lashes with a tongue, whip or wet noodle. On the other hand, what
kind of correction only provokes you or stiffens your neck? Why?
When corrected by the Lord how does it feel? Are you
ever in his doghouse very long?
Why do you think your parents correct you?
Dry bread is not a good meal. We might
prefer the rich food at a party. But a quiet place is better than a
place where people argue.
A party can be noisy and unpleasant.
Any arguments will upset people and spoil the meal. The man would be
happier if he stayed at home. For this man, dry bread is better than
special food at a party.
If possible, we should not argue.
An evil son deserves to be a servant. A
wise servant deserves to be a son.
If the evil son does not change his ways, he
will lose his inheritance. (An inheritance is the familyís money and
possessions. Normally, a child receives an inheritance when his
parents die.) The wise servant will receive a share of the
inheritance instead of the evil son.
See John 8:39, Acts 13:42-46, and Galatians
3:26-29. A member of Abrahamís family ought to be a child of
God. Each person who is a member of Abrahamís family deserves
this. It is like that personís inheritance. But if that person
refuses to follow Jesus, then that person loses his inheritance.
Instead, everyone who is not from this family can become a child of
God. Everyone who follows Jesus is a child of God.
The hottest fire cleans gold and
silver. The fire burns waste materials. This is how the gold
and silver become pure. In the same way, God tests our hearts.
He wants us to be free from evil thoughts and desires. See Isaiah
6:6-7 and Malachi 3:2-4.
Some people do not like honest words.
They want to listen to evil plans. Then they copy the evil plans, and
they do evil things themselves.
See Proverbs 14:31. God cares about
poor people. He does not want them to suffer. He wants us to
This is how God wants families to
behave. Grandparents should be proud of their grandchildren.
Children should be proud of their parents. However, evil behavior
prevents this. See Proverbs 10:1. If we are evil, then we bring
troubles to our families.