to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
6 Train a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Parents need to know this on the tough days.
10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife;
quarrels and insults are ended.
There always seems to be that one person in the family or group of friends who just has to stir things up, doesn't there?
11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious
will have the king for his friend.
"Speech is gracious"-what a beautiful thing to have.
14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit;
he who is under the LORD's wrath will fall into it.
Oh, I pray for faithfulness in marriages.
15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
All you have to do is be around an 18 month old (or younger) to understand that we are sinners from birth, right?