Rabbi Simcha Zisl of Kelm finds ethical content in the appearance of the Cherubs as children. Torah, or Bible, scholars must always be aware that they are like children who have not learned as much Torah as they should. This is why Torah scholars are not called chachamim ("wise men") but talmidei chachamim ("students of the wise"). They are constantly bound to study and educate themselves. Rabbi Simcha Zisl quotes Socrates, who once said:
"The wise all believe they must know the answers to whatever questions are posed to them. Yet, from my own wisdom I have learned how ignorant I am."
Zisl notes that Chazal offered high praise for our ability to remember what we studied as children. From this we learn that we must remember that we have never learned enough. We must always view ourselves as children starting our studies.