The book of Proverbs is a series of clean and clear contrasts. Good and evil. Destruction and life-giving. Wise and stupid. Devoted and half or hard-hearted. As you process the word pictures for yourself, remember that God is always weighing – everything. Not so much just to hold people accountable, but because He is a God of just weights and balances. What we can know for sure is that when all things are made new, all things will become right. I am counting on it!
As a mom or dad Proverbs forms a great backdrop to prepare our children in practical wisdom, that if practiced, will “deliver you from the hand of the trapper.” It is simply the final authority on “the talk.” God has every base covered – regarding what He wants and what will set us free – or bring us into bondage. Become an expert – and bravely pass it on!