As a boy, Thomas Edison learned telegraphy. Later, after he had become a successful inventor, he used his ability at the
telegraph key to send a proposal of marriage to his sweetheart, Mina Miller. Edison’s first wife died when he was thirty-seven.
Later, he met Mina, a young and … More
The opening “my son” shows a plea for the son to embrace qualities that are valuable. Compare verse 21 with (Prov. 4:21). We see here it is not enough to know the truth but notice it is to be kept (v. 21) and not disregarded. We are to take a hold of what God has revealed so it has control of our thoughts and actions. To maintain sound wisdom and discretion is to lay hold on what is really life (v. 22).
This passage (vv. 22-26) mentions the benefits of doing what (v. 21) says. They are:
The foot will be kept from stumbling (v. 23) and rest and refreshment (v. 24) will become the portion of those who esteem the Word of God above the thoughts of men.
Today would be a good time to pray asking the Lord for wisdom in life and the decisions I will make. Have each member of the family list some of the decisions they will need to make.
My son, do not lose sight of these-- keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble. If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes, for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.
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Proverbs 1:1-7The Title, Purpose And Motto of The Book
Proverbs 1:8-19Warning Against The Enticement of Sinners
Proverbs 1:20-33A Plea For Wisdom
Proverbs 2:1-9The Conditions For Gaining Wisdom
Proverbs 2:10-22God’s Wisdom Will Protect You From Immoral People
Proverbs 3:1-12Exhortations to Obedience
Proverbs 3:13-20The High Value of Wisdom
Proverbs 3:21-26The Value of Wisdom in Building Relationships
Proverbs 3:27-35How to Treat Your Neighbors
Proverbs 4:1-9An Exhortation to Acquire Wisdom
Proverbs 4:10-19How Wisdom Will Keep You Out of Trouble
Proverbs 4:20-27The Value of Wisdom in Producing Health
Proverbs 5:1-14Some of The Consequences of Adultery
Proverbs 5:15-23Encouragement to Moral Purity
Proverbs 6:1-11Warning Against Laziness
Proverbs 6:12-19The Description Of a Person Who Stirs up Strife
Proverbs 6:20-35Instruction About The Tragedy of Adultery