The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.-Proverbs 23:24
Why would the parents of a “righteous child” have great joy? Could it be because your actions reflect back on the way you were raised? Of course that is the reason the parents of a righteous child have great joy. Your parents have the responsibility of teaching and training you, and when you put the things that they have taught you into practice it reflects back on them. However, if the parents of a righteous child have great joy, how must the parents of a unrighteous child feel? Because since the parents of righteous child feel great joy, the parents of unrighteous child must feel great sadness. Why because all of their hard work has been for nothing. And more importantly because you have decided to turn their back on them. Now since your earthly parents have such strong feelings about your “righteousness” and “unrighteousness”, image have God feels. For God has the same feelings of sadness and joy when we decide to either follow his ways or go our way and turn our back on him. God truly does care for you and he truly wants what is best for you and it saddens him when you choose to not follow his direction.