A foolish son in the Bible is one who does not fear nor love God. (28:7) Thus, his lifestyle choices are to his eventual ruin. His parents are grieved and bitter. Calamity follows their broken hearts. (10:1; 17:25) As in previous proverbs on this subject I think of my relationship to God my heavenly father. Are my lifestyle choices as he prescribes in the Word of God? Jesus said, “If you love me you will keep my commands.” (John 14:15)
The relationship between a husband and wife is also examined in this proverb. (also 27:15) Dissension is a part of all relationships. Differences of opinion come to even the best marriages. Disagreements are not to be ignored. The couple needs to work out the contention through prayer and respectful and loving dialogues.
Many Christian-based books have been written on this. They all agree that closure is needed even though one may not like the conclusion. While the husband can sacrifice his position and will to his wife, a wife can submit to her husband’s position and will. Either way, the discord can come to a close.
However, if the wife relinquishes her position to her husband’s decision one day, and then later starts the quarrel again, she brings an escalated contention to their marriage covenant. Her voice becomes like a constant dripping in the middle of the night. Driving her husband either to anger or he runs to the corner of the roof. (21:9) Is the submission of the bride of Christ final and forever? Or do I submit one day and then relent my submission the next? Choose today whom you will serve. (Joshua 24:15)