A faithful, wisdom-heeding, do-righter is a blessed person. We can choose however, to be a stubborn, money-grubber who throws off restraint. If we do, we then also choose not to be blessed by God. Choices (good or bad) form our habits, and consequences (good or bad) follow our habits. Blessed are those who fear to do wrong, but the stubborn are headed for serious trouble… A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished… Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction. Solomon was a very wise man and he chose to share his wisdom by writing many proverbs. God, may we too be wise people, learning from what Solomon wrote under Your inspiration. Amen.