Keeping company with wise friends, who are both loyal and candid, leads to unity, restoration, and life.
We should not seek after wealth (Pr. 30:7-9) but God wants us to be both wise and generous with the wealth he has given us.
If we reject the Lord of life we will reap a culture of death. Education in the knowledge of God and submission to His law-order is the basis for freedom, blessing, and a long life.
The house of the wicked seeks a statist utopia; but as God's new humanity in Christ we are to build the house of God which will expand to the recreation of all things.
The only path to wisdom is by faith in the blood of the Lamb, who loved us.
The wisdom that made all things is the same wisdom that we are to apply in our lives and to teach to the next generation. The failure to do this creates a culture of folly.
Wisdom is to rightly apply God's law to every situation. The wisdom of Proverbs is given for the individual, for the home, for the church, and for society at large.
In the book of Proverbs, infidelity, fornication and adultery are the opposite of practical wisdom and faithfulness. Infidelity is not the path to freedom; it leads to physical, emotional, and spiritual harm to our humanity.
Our church is called to a ministry of nurture, which includes church discipline. You can't sin and say it's no one else's business. We live in community. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. We grieve the Holy Spirit when we fail to discipline and be disciplined. Only biblical Christianity gives life meaning. It gives us social order; and it balances liberty and law.
Fear can lead to dread, which leads to an inability to move or act as humans. Fear of God is the opposite of fear of man. When we face enemies while doing God's work, we're secure because it is God who stands behind us granting us strength.
Moral madness leads to self-deception, observed in the inability to recognize one's own rebellion against God's moral order. We either intellectually deny God's existence, or we deny God practically by the way we live.