Proverbs 3:18 (VOICE) She is like a tree that produces a satisfied life for anyone who can wrap their arms around her; happiness waits for any who hold her tightly.
Beloved, hold tightly to wisdom, for there will always be temptation to compromise. But to the one who refuses to be swayed is satisfaction and peace. For compromise makes false promises, but wisdom is firm and steadfast. Blessed are those who walk in its way.
Compromise often seems right in the moment – or perhaps like a small concession, but if a sailor is one degree off course from the onset, he will find himself far afield at the end. So host fast to what you know is right, for wisdom is its own reward.
Proverbs 3:13-20 (VOICE) How fortunate are those who discover Lady Wisdom and those who understand her ways! For her worth is greater than the most expensive prize you could win. Her profit is greater than the finest thing you could buy. No gem is more precious than she is— your most extravagant desire doesn’t come close to her. She holds the secret of a long life in one hand and riches and fame in her other hand. Her ways are pleasant; all of her pathways are peaceful. She is like a tree that produces a satisfied life for anyone who can wrap their arms around her; happiness waits for any who hold her tightly. It was by wisdom that the Eternal fashioned the earth and by understanding that He designed the heavens. Through His knowledge, the deep was divided into seas and sky, and the clouds understood when to let down the morning dew.