We are confronted daily with activities, issues and actions that demand our consideration. What principles should guide our discernment? A few very important themes emerge in this proverb. Solomon’s advice in this proverb is not exhaustive of decision making principles but is important. Accepting discipline and being willing to offer discipline especially in the family (father/son) context demonstrates wisdom and love. These family activities have life changing interpersonal effects (verses 1 and 24). Guarding one’s mouth, hating falsehood, accepting teaching of the wise and acquiring and acting with knowledge are all attributes that help us make good choices.