Observations & Highlights
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy one is understanding....(v10,11) Is this becoming clear to you? In simplest terms, it takes fortitude for man/woman to submit to something bigger than himself. The act of submission to God is a wise act that leads to greater wisdom, knowledge and understanding. This wisdom is not abstract but is a principle accessible in every area of life. How many of us know people that are pompous and full of themselves? At some point we think these people are foolish because they refuse to submit to anyone - they think only what they say matters. The act of submission would be a step in the right direction; submission to a holy deity - God, would make them wise.
Teach the wise and they become wiser...v9. What makes someone smart? Those willing to accept instruction; those willing to listen. A wise person listens and becomes wiser; a foolish person does not.
Stolen waters are sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious...(v17,18) Illicit activity may feel good when you are doing it, but that feeling is temporary. You will reap the consequences of your actions. Why have short term pleasure for long term pain?