In the above verse, "they" refers to "your father's command" and "the law of your mother". I was very blessed to grow up in a loving family with amazing parents. (And yes, mom reads my blog) Our household was far from strict but we had rules & instructions & lessons from our parents which molded us & stretched us as we grew.
I think parenting in this day & age is getting more and more difficult. Its hard to 'shelter' a child from the evil this world is exploding with and yet, completely sheltering them is not the answer either. How can a child be prepared to face the world if they know nothing of it. The fine balance between knowing right from wrong and completely avoiding all wrong is a thin line.
Eventually, we all have to face the world at one point or another. When we finally get our chance to "roam", we will need a solid foundation from which we can discern right & wrong. If you have been so blessed to learn this discernment from your mother & father, you will, as the verse says, be lead by this wisdom where ever you go. It will be your nature to know it, when you sleep and when you wake and where you roam!Yesterday I did some roaming myself. In the morning I got to try out my new kayak. It was fantastic. I loved it. Wanted to go out again this morning before church but my shoulders were a bit sore from yesterday. I also went out driving for photo opportunities because it was such a beautiful day and headed back to Spotted Lake. One of my fave photo spots!