How Can I Be Proud of my Parents Proverbs 17


Proverbs 17

    1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet
       than a house full of feasting, with strife.

    2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.

    3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.

    4 A wicked man listens to evil lips;
       a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue.

    5 He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.

    6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

    7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fooló
       how much worse lying lips to a ruler!

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 video.

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?


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Verse 1

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.

Verse 2

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.

Verse 3

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.

Verse 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.

Verse 5

See Proverbs 14:31.  God cares about poor people.  He does not want them to suffer.  He wants us to help them.

Verse 6

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.


OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to:

1. Identify the simple man

2. Explain the difference between the Wisdom and Knowledge

3. describe the

4. chart on a map the

5. define the terms

6. Explain the significance of

Knowledge: Recall of data.

Comprehension: Understand the meaning, translation, interpolation, and interpretation of instructions and problems. State a problem in one's own words.

Use a concept in a new situation or unprompted use of an abstraction. Applies what was learned in the classroom into novel situations in the workplace.

Separates material or concepts into component parts so that its organizational structure may be understood. Distinguishes between facts and inferences. 

Builds a structure or pattern from diverse elements. Put parts together to form a whole, with emphasis on creating a new meaning or structure.

Make judgments about the value of ideas or materials.