Proverbs:15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but children left to themselves disgrace their mother.
What a neat "parenthood" comment.
It tells us how to impart wisdom and what the consequences are for the parent.
I think of Eli and how God judged him for not reprimanding his sons.
1Sam 13 For I told him that I would judge his family forever because of the sin he knew about; his sons made themselves contemptible, and he failed to restrain them.
Samuel also didn't have a good role model of parenthood and his sons turned out much like Eli's.
1 Samuel 8: When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as judges for Israel. 2 The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba. 3 But his sons did not walk in his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.
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