Reading: Proverbs 1:8
As we get set to celebrate our mothers tomorrow and our fathers next month, it is important to remember all our parents have taught us. As this verse in Proverbs tells us, we should hear our father's instructions and reject not our mother's teachings. There are so many things that my parents have taught me over the years. They continue to teach me in my adult life. I think as you get older, you are more likely to listen to what your parents have to say to you.
Two pieces of advice my father gave me that stick out in my mind are from when I learned to drive and when I went to college. As a 16-year-old with a brand new license, I remember dad telling me that just because I had a license to drive didn't mean I knew everything about driving; it was a license to learn. He also told me to always remember that I control the car, the car does not control me. When I went off to Penn State, I remembered this advice: you shouldn't flunk out, but you should remember that college isn't all work, but that I should have fun at school, too. He also told me that I would learn more outside of the classroom than I would inside the classroom.
Advice from your parents is important. Heed it, whatever your age! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Pray for parents, that they would give good, godly advice to their children.
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