New Defender's Study Bible Notes
14:6 findeth it not. Scoffers may boast of their intellectual veneer, but can never achieve the true wisdom, the beginning of which is the fear of the Lord (Proverbs 9:10). Those who are skeptical concerning God and His Word will never find Him, for “he that cometh to God must believe that He is” (Hebrews 11:6).
14:9 mock at sin. The book of Proverbs has much to say about the behavior of those it calls “fools.” The two Hebrew words translated “fool” are used more in Proverbs than in all the rest of the Bible together. One such type of fool is that pseudo-intellectual who scoffs at the idea that certain acts are sinful.
14:12 seemeth right. No humanistically-oriented reasoning can ever lead to true life. See also Proverbs 16:25.
14:27 fountain of life. Compare Proverbs 13:14: “The law of the wise is a fountain of life.”
14:34 exalteth a nation. The unique blessings of God on the American nation are primarily attributable to the spiritual convictions and motivation of so many of its founders and pioneers; its present moral decline and religious apathy and apostasy is an ominous portent for the future.