Proverbs 4:3,4, For I was my fatherís son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
The instruction of authority is never to cease.
It is to flow from generation to generation.
From father to son to grandson to great-grandson to great-great-grandson forever.
Even this instruction of continuing instruction is to be passed on.
For we read in Isaiah 28:9,10, Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn (removed) from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
We are not to wait to teach doctrine to old men.
The father waits for his son to leave the breast so he can begin to give good doctrine.
Just like his father did for him.
For I was my fatherís son, beloved in the sight of my mother.
My fatherís mother entered into this responsibility.
His motherís eyes were upon him and her eyes were also upon her husband encouraging him to instruct just as his father had instructed.
Her love for her son and her desire that his fathersí words and commandments dwell in his heart prompted her to be an encouragement to her husband to see to it that her son was instructed in good doctrine.
In other words she was fully on board the side of authority!
Both father and mother are united in this effort.
Fathers and mothers who are not united in this effort will rear a dysfunctional child.
A child from a home where father and mother are at odds will not be all that he or she can be for God and unless God intervene will be nothing for God.
When father said. Let thine heart retain my words, keep my commandments and live she said Amen.
There was no undermining of his words.
But there was always support and encouragement of his word for she knew that in his words were life.
For his words were spoken upon the foundation of the word of God.