Chapter 9

vs 1-6 God gives wisdom freely, men simply need to ask and seek; If you knock the door shall be opened to you .

vs 7-8 Wise men receive correction. Instead of correcting the wicked man, just do the right thing and be an example.  This is in hopes that “even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives” (1 Pet 3:1).

vs 13-18 Keep going on the straight and narrow way, and find a wife and good friends that are on that path too. Don’t turn to the right or to the left. Look for those who possess wisdom and godliness – that is beautiful; that is good.

Chapter 10

vs 1-3 Wisdom in a person is a blessing to those around them. Foolishness in a person grieves everyone around them.

vs 4-5 Be diligent in your work so that you can prosper. Riches come to the diligent. Poverty comes to the slothful. When opportunity arises; when an effectual door is opened…TAKE IT!

vs 6-7 People forget the wicked person but honor the righteous. Particularly, God remembers the righteous.

vs 12 Love covers a multitude of sins

vs 19 A strong and righteous man is able to bridle his tongue with the help of the Lord. That is true strength.

vs 22 True riches come only from the Lord. Sometimes that involves physical blessings and sometimes it doesn’t.

vs 25 “When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, but the righteous has an everlasting foundation” (NKJV). This is a beautiful verse. It speaks of contentment, faith, and God’s power.

vs 26 Laziness makes a man good for nothing and invalidates all of his talents and opportunities. Wage war against slothfulness.

vs 30 “The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not inhabit the earth.”

– Woods Family Devotions