Daily Wisdom 9

“For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck” (Proverbs 1:9).

Youth who listen to the instruction of godly parents develop the genuine attractiveness of grace, symbolized here as ornaments.

Similarly, Proverbs 4:9 refers to wisdom as “an ornament of grace” and “a crown of glory.”

In a section of the Book of Proverbs “copied out” by “the men of Hezekiah king of Judah” (Proverbs 25:1), it is said that a wise person who reproves one who is obedient is like “an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold” (Proverbs 25:12).

Obedience to wise instruction produces authentic and enduring beauty that cannot be matched by artificial externals.