Examine David’s final words to his son Solomon
(1 Kings 2:1-9):
He challenged Solomon to act responsibly,
He tells Solomon to walk with God,
He wants Solomon to hear David’s commands.
A Father loves a child so much that he will discipline
“The father who does not discipline is a father who is
undisciplined himself and disobedient to God’s will.”
David was a father who loved and cared for his son (2
Sexual Temptation (Proverbs 5:15-20)
Foolishness (Proverbs 12:15-16)
Ill-gotten gain (Proverbs 10:2; 13:11)
Verbal abuse (Proverbs 13:2-3; 15:1)
Strong drink (Proverbs 20:1)
Pride or selfish ambition (Proverbs 16:1-7)
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and
the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
A father will use the Scriptures as a source of
admonition (1 Corinthians 10:11).
A father will use spiritual knowledge as a source of
admonition (Colossians 3:16).