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17:21 The Pain of a Foolish Son

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool. Proverbs 17:21

Jacket of My Son, My Son

The pain for a father whose son goes bad is agonizing. Bernard Palmer recounted his own experience with this in My Son, My Son. His defiant self-absorbed son, Barry, became an alcoholic, gambler, debtor, and adulterer. Thankfully, the ending in this case was happier than the beginning.

God’s Son when he came as a man, was, by contrast, the epitome of wisdom, one of the reasons God declared from heaven, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to Him.”