Proverbs 15:20 (NKJV) — 20 A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.
The marks of a wise or foolish son. To a large degree, the emotions of parents are affected by the behavior of their children. It is an unusual parent who can demonstrate gladness who has a foolish son. A wise son will behave in a manner that makes his parents glad; anyone who despises them is foolish. Regardless of circumstances, children should show respect for their parents. A son should honor his mother, regardless of her attitude or spiritual condition.