Wisdom has built herself a palace upon seven pillars to keep it secure.
She has made ready a banquet feast and the sacrifice has been killed. She has mingled her wine, and the table’s all set.
She has sent out her maidens, crying out from the high place, inviting everyone to come and eat until they’re full.
“Whoever wants to know me and receive my wisdom,
come and dine at my table and drink of my wine.
Lay aside your simple thoughts and leave your paths behind. Agree with my ways, live in my truth, and righteousness you will find.”
If you try to correct an arrogant cynic, expect an angry insult in return. And if you try to confront an evil man, don’t be surprised if all you get is a slap in the face!
So don’t even bother to correct a mocker, for he’ll only hate you for it. But go ahead and correct the wise; they’ll love you even more.
Teach a wise man what is right and he’ll grow even wiser. Instruct the lovers of God and they’ll learn even more.
The starting point for acquiring wisdom is to be consumed with awe as you worship Jehovah-God. To receive the revelation of the Holy One, you must come to the one who has living-understanding.
Wisdom will extend your life, making every year more fruitful than the one before.
So it is to your advantage to be wise. But to ignore the counsel of wisdom is to invite trouble into your life.