1. Wisdom will save you from the immoral person. The path of lust leads to death and to hell. If you take that route you are doomed and will never reach the path of life. Think about it.
2. Instead of following evil and immoral people, follow the steps of good people and stay on the path of the righteous. Ultimately, only the upright will live in the land and people of integrity will be blessed. Wicked people will be removed from the land and destroyed.
3. Who are the ‘good people’ that you are following? Study their lives and the steps that they took. Learn from them and save yourself from folly. Wisdom is learning from the successes and mistakes of other people rather than from only personal experience, which can take much longer and be much more painful.
4.The way to life is through wisdom and godliness. Any other option leads to death. It’s as simple as that. Believe this – make it your value – and live it out. Be smart.
5. Paradox: Wisdom is something we must strive vigorously to achieve, yet it is a gift from God. Yes, work hard at studying wisdom (primarily in the Scriptures), but knowing that wisdom ultimately comes from God chastens our pride and leads to humility. Thank God for it. The same paradox exists with the warrior in battle and the Christian in life (Phil.2:12-13).
6. Cycle (vs.5-6): Seek wisdom, find God; seek God, find wisdom. When you find wisdom, thank God for it.
7. There are no imperatives in this chapter, only an extended appeal from a father to a son to acquire wisdom. Yet, hear the urgency!
More wisdom for life.