Themes in Proverbs: Bless and Cherish Children

Proverbs 20:7

A righteous man who walks in his integrity— How blessed are his sons after him.


What are the blessings of being a child of God? We might think of knowing the word of God as a blessing and it is! Our blessings also include our hope of eternal salvation. But we should consider our godly influence as a blessing from God as well.

We are able to walk in a righteous way because of the word of God that guides us in our lives. The blessing of knowing and following God’s word is more than the blessings we see in our own lives but the constant and positive effect it has on our descendants.

Our children and great grandchildren are blessed beyond measure because their ancestors lived according to the word of God. If we are not living how we should then we are neglecting our children from the blessings of God. Live your life in a righteous manner, not only for yourself but for these that will come after you!