Proverbs 5:1 (NKJV) — 1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom; Lend your ear to my understanding,
The need for purposeful attention restated. Repeatedly the Book of Proverbs appeals for purposeful attention. (See 2:2; 3:1; 4:20; 7:1.) This admonition emphasizes the necessity of a disciplined effort to grasp what might otherwise be overlooked. A New Testament parallel is the repeated invitation: “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22).