My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
To listen to the instruction of thy father and thy mother is to listen to wisdom. Now it depends on the spiritual condition of one’s parents. If we grow up in a family where our parents have no relationship with God then it is not going to be the voice of wisdom we are hearing. But if our parents walk closely with the Lord, it will be wisdom that we are receiving.
The wisdom and instruction of the Lord will truly be ornaments of grace upon our heads. It will lead and guide us on a daily basis. Our Father in Heaven desires to lead and guide us in all that we do and simply calls us to walk in obedience. Those who fail to follow the leading of the Lord simply invite destruction into our lives. It is only through the Lord alone that we find the abundant life that Jesus spoke of.