"The phrase, “…they [our instructions] are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck,” is the father’s comparison to an athlete being crowned with a laurel symbolizing his victorious accomplishment."
"Again, in Proverbs 26:17, wordplay uses the image of grabbing a stray dog by the ears to describe the foolishness of getting involved in matters that don’t concern you. One real-life example of this proverb can be seen in workplace conflicts."
"The phrase “A word fitly spoken…” is significantly important in communication and interpersonal relationships. It implies that the way we communicate, including the words we choose, the tone we use, and the timing of our communication, can profoundly impact our interactions with others."
"We can always find excuses not to take action; especially when our past efforts were futile. Past disappointments have a way of paralyzing us, and before we know it, we are saying words similar to the slacker in Proverb 22:23."