A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke” (Proverbs 13:1, NKJV). Wisdom is a taught “commodity.” It is gained by observation, but only a little. It is gained by experience, but only a little bit more. It is gained by observation, experience, and learning. When it is implemented in the life of a young son, then that son has set for him a compass and a pathway for life. On the other hand, one who is called a scoffer is the worst kind of fool. “Know it all’s” (for that is what a scoffer is) are so sharp their knives couldn’t slice through butter. Instead, they will set the knife down and try to walk on that butter, having their path greased toward destruction.