In these chapters, of David teaching his son, I could see patterns of parenthood that started with Adam & Eve, whom are patterned & made in the image of God, our Heavenly Parents which taught them.
David shared the gift of knowledge of good & evil, choice & accountability, and the law of opposition which helps each of US discern between this or that.
Through Adam & Eve’s partaking of the forbidden fruit, KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD & EVIL was introduced into the world. Their choice made it possible for each of US to come to this earth to be tried & tested. WE are blessed w/agency, which is OUR ability to make decisions & to become accountable for those decisions. The Fall made possible in OUR lives feelings of both happiness & sadness. WE are able to understand peace because WE feel turmoil.
[Make the Exercise of Faith Your First Priority by Elder Richard G. Scott 10/2014]
Looking for patterns, I recalled Eve. She was seeking WISDOM when she reached out for the fruit of the tree of KNOWLEDGE of good & evil. She knew she needed more knowledge to progress, yet this was a difficult decision.
For God said in the day you shall eat of the fruit of the tree of KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD & EVIL you will surely die. Genesis 2:17
This did bring death, spiritual death, one in which WE would be made mortals, human beings.
Our journey away from our Heavenly Parents, a veil in between us would begin.
The goal: to become like God & live again; to be saved by Christ & receive eternal life, we become immortals once again.
A full circle - an eternal round starts with seeking.
David is encouraging his son & US to reach for
to bring him/US closer to God.
He tells his son the downfall of evil
& the blessings of righteousness
to know bitter from sweet.
My son, hear the instruction of thy FATHER, and forsake not the law of thy MOTHER. Proverbs 1:8
He teaches his son to listen to both of his parents & trust in the Lord, a pattern for US to honor the roles of Heavenly Father & Heavenly Mother.
Trust in the Lord w/all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him [Christ] and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
Let us seek.