Passage: Proverbs 23:15-25

Speaker: Mitch Kim

A Father’s Day Gift

What gift will bring your father greatest joy on Father’s Day? Gifts for dads are difficult to buy. They are often too expensive or too difficult to figure out. Yet Proverbs 23 spells out a gift that will always give a good father great joy: wise living. Good fathers always want their children to live well, to live wisely, and this gift will bring a good father great joy. Proverbs 23:15 says, “My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad,” and this section concludes, ‘he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him” (23:24). Why does wisdom bring such joy to a father?  Because wisdom brings a future and avoids destruction, we pursue wisdom no matter its cost (Prov 23:15–25).