A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death (Proverbs 10:1-2, KJV). Looking at these two verses together, a child (not necessarily a son) makes his parents glad, happy, pleased when the child takes parental counsel and makes application of it for his or her own life. Ideally, of course, the parental wisdom conveyed to the child is not a wisdom of this world, but godly wisdom, a wisdom that teaches a person this worldly influence that is all around us and trying to get us to adopt will not deliver us (or anyone) from the judgment seat of the Lord (Heb. 9:27; cf. 1 John 2:15-16). Parents who fails to teach godly wisdom are parents who not only brings heartache to themselves, but moves the child much closer to spiritual death. RT