Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Our Father who art in heaven
A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
This proverb accentuates the responsibilities of both son and father. To the same degree that a son must heed his father’s instruction, a father is also responsible for imparting wise instruction to his son. Correction that is expressed passionately and loudly is called a rebuke. But the scoffer ignores all correction, no matter how forcefully it is expressed.
To this end, God is called our heavenly Father. He calls us to call upon Him at all times; daily in the morning, in the evening, and at meal times. See Acts 2:46-3:1 As the early Christians kept customary hours of prayer.