Years ago I remember looking at Proverbs 22:6 and viewing it as a promise. I had created an argument from it that went something like this:

  1. If we train children then they will not depart when they are older.
  2. Youth are leaving the church.
  3. Therefore, we are not training them correctly.

The problem was that I was incorrectly interpreting the this verse. Proverbs are not absolute promises from God but instead are probable or likely truths. Listen this week as I discuss some basics of biblical interpretation and then apply them to Proverbs 22:6 and Psalm 1:1.

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