The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
I. THE HOLY CHARACTER OF A CHILD GLADDENS THE HEART OF A PARENT.
1. He sees in it the best results of his training.
2. The best guarantee for his son's happiness.
II. THE UNHOLY CHARACTER OF A CHILD SADDENS THE HEART OF A PARENT. Especially a mother. All her toils, anxieties, have been fruitless. A heavy cloud lies on her soul.
Parallel VersesKJV: The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.