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Proverbs 3:1

Proverbs 3:1 "My son, forget not my law; but LET thine heart keep my commandments."

In each of the first seven chapters of his book of proverbs, Solomon directly addressed his son and urged him specifically to value paternal counsel.
1:8 - “My son, hear the instruction of thy father.” 2:1 - “My son, if thou wilt receive my words.” 4:20 - “My son, attend to my words.” 5:1 - “My son, attend unto my wisdom.” 6:20 - “My son, keep thy father's commandment.” 7:1 - “My son, keep my words.”
Although repetitive, the words in chapter three slightly stand out from the previously referenced verses.He used a word in 3:1 that he didn’t use in any of the other previously referenced verses and this word offers insight into Solomon’s understanding of children.He wrote, “My son, forget not my law; but LET thine heart keep my commandments.”The word, LET implies permission and allowance.Parents use this word when intervening on behalf of their children who are in the strong grip of an older sibling…