Proverbs 31:2 What, My Son?

Proverbs 31:2 (KJV)
What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

Though I sure couldn’t prove it, I tend to believe Lemuel is a special name Solomon’s mother gave him. These words, all of them, are tender. 

What my son?
The phrase is something like, “What shall I say” 

What the son of my womb?
My flesh and my blood. A very part of my being. 

What the son of my vows?
As a promise to God. Solomon was no doubt a precious son. Born of Bathsheba to David after their initial sin. The first child dying, a second was conceived and God restored to them the joy of their salvation. 

What do you say to your son, as perhaps your parting words, or what you consider to be your most important lessons to that boy?

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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