Precious Oziel Joel Adams
I love the book of Proverbs in the Bible. It’s basically “Life Principles 101.” It has been my goal to read it every year. I found a plan on the Bible app that allows me to read it in a loop for an entire year.
I had four more days before I gave birth to my firstborn. I was super excited. The anticipation to meet him was nerve-racking.
Anytime I said “my son”, it reminded me of Lady Wisdom in the Book of Proverbs. I felt like I was about to drop some wisdom or say something of importance to him. Being able to say “my son” really warmed my heart.
He is my miracle from God!
The thought gave me an idea to write a letter to him using the “My Son” sayings I read in the book of Proverbs. It won’t mean much to him now but I pray it will later in life and serves him well.
Listen when your father corrects you, and don’t neglect my instructions.
Ignore the temptations of bad companions.
Don’t waste time listening to them.
Take to heart the counsel I’m giving you.
You will live a long life.
Don’t be angry when God corrects you.
God loves you.
Hold on to common sense and discernment.
You will have a long, good life.
Listen carefully to my wisdom and wise counsel.
Stay away from immoral and promiscuous women.
Find a wife.
Don’t make promises impulsively.
Follow your father’s advice and consider my teachings.
Carefully treasure my advice.
Don’t stop listening to instruction, you need knowledge.
When your heart becomes wise, my heart will rejoice.
Wisdom will point your life in the right direction.
The knowledge of wisdom is good for your soul.
It will give you hope and a bright future.
Fear God, don’t be defiant, your life could turn upside down.
Find wisdom, it’ll make me glad.
Don’t waste time on women, and alcohol.
Don’t waste your treasures.
Speak up for the voiceless.
Help the poor and helpless.
Do not withhold good when it is in your power to do so.
Son of my womb.
Son of my vows.
Start with God.
Bow down before God.
That is the beginning of true knowledge and wisdom.