Verses 14-17 are a continuation of the father-son message that began in verse 10. First, father spoke about the right way to travel (:11-13) and here notes the alternative path that is always available. In reality, there are only two ways to go through life – the way of wisdom or the path of the wicked – and we must choose one or the other on a daily basis.
The “path of the wicked” or the “way of evil men” may look more fun or interesting. The people on that road may also appear to be a lot more exciting. But in most cases, we know to where this ultimately leads. It is unfortunate that we are so quick to go the wrong way; and once on this road, it isn’t easy to get off.
Decades ago I decided I agreed with this statement “I would rather walk with the LORD than anything else this world has to offer.” It’s been 40 years and my life has been richer and fuller than I ever could have imagined! There’s still time and plenty of room, so come join me!