In Proverbs chapters 6–10, Solomon continues his instruction to his son but giving him some good advice that will increase his days, bring joy, and ensure a continued fellowship with God. These words of wisdom are just as applicable for us today as they were for Solomon’s son so long ago.
1) Keep your promises. The Psalmist says that the one who will live with the Lord is the one who “swears to his own hurt and does not change;” (Psalms 15:4).
2) Work hard and don’t be lazy. In Ecclesiastes 9:10 we read “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.” Paul wrote, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,” (Colossians 3:23).
3) Avoid wicked women (fornication and adul-tery). “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body” (1 Corin-thians 6:18).
The adage has always been true; you reap what you sow “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7). So be wise and be faithful.