12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 23:12

Commentary on Proverbs 23:12-16

(Read Proverbs 23:12-16)

Here is a parent instructing his child to give his mind to the Scriptures. Here is a parent correcting his child: accompanied with prayer, and blessed of God, it may prove a means of preventing his destruction. Here is a parent encouraging his child, telling him what would be for his good. And what a comfort it would be, if herein he answered his expectation!