"To the young man knowledge and discretion. so signify such as are in the state of adolescence, grown up boys...grown up lads. These, as being giddy and inexperienced, stand in especial need of lessons of wisdom and discretion. The Hebrew for discretion...the contrivance of some good purpose."
So as the mother of a sixteen year old, I find this timely. We have a fast closing window of instructing him in knowledge and discretion. The dictionary defines discretion as the quality of being discrete: prudence; individual choice or judgment; power of free decision or latitude of choice." It is not enough to pound information into his brain--knowledge--but hopefully to successfully see it internalized until he can make right decisions for himself. Yep. That's the goal. I mean, I have grown children with whom I have very little influence on their decisions now. There comes a time when you have to let go and pray God will bring to mind all that you tried to teach them. Until then, baby boy gets to have us instruct him in knowledge and discretion, the lucky thing!