Proverbs 9

“Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight" (v6).  The proverbs teach young people to build their lives on a foundation of righteousness, yet they also call people at all stages of life to turn away from sin and choose God’s path.  Those who are hard-hearted won’t listen, but others will hear God’s voice and change their ways (v8).  At any stage, fearing God is the beginning of a life-long, better journey (v10-11).

“If you are wise, you are wise for yourself” (v12).  God calls us to follow His ways – wisdom – even when those around us are living differently.  We are responsible for our own choices.