20 My son, keep your father's commands
and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
them upon your heart forever;
fasten them around your neck.
you walk, they will guide you;
when you sleep, they will watch over you;
when you awake, they will speak to you.
We will be looking at Proverbs 6:20-24 in the next few posts. In this post we will look particularly at verse 22. This verse talks about the intimate activity of the Word being in the hearts of our children. This is another way to state the truth of Psalm 119:11: I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. This verse is the best summary I know of the goal of biblical childrearing. It ties closely with Paul’s call in Colossians 3:16 to have the word of Christ dwelling richly within.