My Son, Give Me Thine Heart
“My son, give me thine ears,”
Is a saying that may seem wise.
While they listen to your words,
You don’t know what goes on inside.
They may appear to pay attention,
To respond to all you have to say,
But nothing is changed in their lives;
They may heed, but do not obey.
“My son, give me thine eyes;
Observe all that I do.
Overlook all my hypocrisy,
And copy the good and true.”
While that saying may seem right,
It’s only part of what God has to say –
They may watch all of your actions,
But inside, they’re unchanged each day.
“My son, give me thine heart,”
Seek the Lord with all diligence.
Jesus works from the inside out;
That’s what makes the difference.
Because when God really has your heart,
You will observe all He tells you to:
Obey your parents, read God’s Word,
And glorify the Lord in all you do.
December 4th, 2002
My son, give me thine heart,
and let thine eyes observe my ways.
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
Proverbs 1:8-9 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
This poem is dedicated to brother Terry Coomer’s Christian ministry for the family, Hope Biblical Counseling Center. If you are interested in solid, Biblical studies and resources for the strengthening of your marriage and the raising of godly children, please check out Brother Coomer’s website.