In this episode we glean much from Solomon’s wisdom about the danger of bad friends and influences. This is a major area of temptation for children and Solomon has clear and penetrating warnings to keep us from such sinful entanglements. In these verses we hear, loud and clear, a father warning his children not to go the way of evil friends, not to consent. This is an encouragement to every parent to warn their children lovingly but thoroughly. The parent who truly loves their child won’t hesitate to tell them difficult truths.