Do Your Homework!

By Morris Hafley

I wish I had a dollar for every time I had heard or said that phrase. I think we all know what application is made of that statement. However, I think further application can also be made and it is concerning parents and not the children in school.

Parents, please do your homework! Do you know the joy it will bring you in years to come. Don’t be “ignorant” of the responsibility that is yours. The all-sufficient book has provided us the instruction. As a teacher to his student, the book of Proverbs informs us to tell our children to “hear (obey) the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother for they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chain about thy neck.” May our children’s heads and necks be abundantly adorned with these ornaments and chains. They can only be so if we as their parents will give them instruction. The Psalmist compares our children to arrows. Make certain the targets at which you aim your children are soberness, righteousness and godliness. They can only hit the target if we aim than in the proper direction.

Parents do not received an “F” on your report card; you guessed it, do your homework!

Guardian of Truth XXX: 23, p. 722
December 4, 1986