06/10/2018 — Proverbs 22-24
As we read these chapters we denote that from Proverbs 22:17 through all of Proverbs 23-24 24 the verses are entitled “30 Sayings of the Wise.” I did a bit of background seeking and really found nothing specific. Commentators seemed to agree that these are, simply, 30 “wise sayings” as denoted by Solomon, inspired by the Holy Spirit.
However, I read a commentator’s thoughts on a Proverb that I think we have often heard quoted. The wisdom contained in this Proverb is so practical and an answer to many of our world’s problems.
Proverbs 22:6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
I think Coffman added an element that I had not considered that is really insightful & an insight into one of the reasons, as a nation, we have “come to where we are” in inter-family and inter-societal relations.
This identifies the proper instruction and discipline of one’s children as, “A religious duty.” It should also be imposed as a legal obligation upon that vast army of godless, reprobate men who have fathered children, deserted their mothers, and avoided providing support.