Solomon Was Not An Abstract-Random: Why Proverbs Wanders
A friend sent this post over to me and I'd recommend it to you if you're a parent or parent-to-be.
Verses [in Proverbs] extolling the diligent man and chiding the sluggard (12:11) are flanked by statements on caring for animals (12:10) and the danger of covetousness (12:12). Why such a meandering method of instruction? Because Solomon knew life rarely comes at us in carefully organized chunks. It's an example of patience right after a your son spills a cup of milk onto the newly mopped floor; it's a reminder to your child how desperately she needs Jesus immediately after throwing her doll at her brother in anger.