“Good understanding produces favor,
But the way of the treacherous is hard.” (NASB)
There are sure ways to follow so as not to gain wisdom and life:
The scene in this chapter is more practical and grounded than some of the previous chapters about wisdom. The focus is on a man’s union with a woman. However, this is analogous to the student’s/son’s union to Lady Wisdom. And so the two are situations are tied together. Faithfulness to one’s wife and faithfulness to Lady Wisdom go hand-in-hand; the women are reflections of each other and faithfulness to one is faithfulness to the other.
I thought I’d share the audio from the sermon I preached on Sunday. All of the text below are the notes that I was (loosely) working from.