“he will not turn aside from it.” Proverbs 22:6 is one of the many “ideal” promises in the Word of God. It was always God’s intention that if a child is brought up well, they would stay on that godly path. However, children are humans with free will, and they make their own choices. Thus, although it is a general principle that children raised in a godly way will grow up to live godly lives, that is not always the case. [For more on promises like this, see commentary on Prov. 19:5].