20 My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother ;
21 Bind them continually on your heart ; Tie them around your neck.
22 When you walk about, they will guide you; When you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you.
And i thought about how my parents' guidance has been tied around my neck (in a good way) all my life, how i've known the protection of their prayers and the wisdom of their reproof from my youth. How i sometimes hear my mother's words in my head, from years ago, and they instruct me and point me in the right direction. How they taught me to follow God.
How thankful i am for Godly parents.
Thank You, Father, God.
Thank you, Mom and Dad.
I know that raising your children in a holy way in our generations, in our society, cannot be easy.
So i am in awe of not only my parents, but also my friends who are parents of little tiny children right now, and have chosen to raise their kids to be holy and upstanding and un-baptised in the world's ideas.
To know and love Jesus.
I know that God blesses it and honors it and will not forsake it. I know it from personal experience.