The wisdom to keep sound teachings is enlightening (23). The responsibility of parents to say and display the way to life is vital. The next generation is the duty of the former (20). The prior generation is the guide and watcher of the next.
Binding words on the heart is akin to a baby craving its mother’s milk (21). Fastening words around the neck is akin to a beautiful young maiden adorned in brilliant necklaces.
Jesus’ claims about his words are extraordinary. “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” (Matthew 24:35) “I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice.
He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.” (Luke 6:47-48) “Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.” (John 14:10)
“…these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life,” I have been ready to give up on life at times in the past. The only digestion I can take during those times is the milk of my maker. They are life.