Solomon starts Chapter 14 with commentary regarding Wisdom vs. Foolishness. Those who exhibit Wisdom receive God's favor. The Wise are blessed with the Opportunity to receive and the wherewithal to maximize additional Wisdom from the Lord. The Foolish who reject the instruction of the Lord establish a downward trajectory. This path leads to and opens the door to additional foolishness and fallacy.
Several times, we have established that Wisdom = Wealth.
"The Rich get Richer and the Poor get Poorer"
"The Wise become more Wise and the Foolish become more Foolish."
With Effort and Discipline...Both roads may be reversed. The Foolish who deserve change can amend habits and reallocate focus to that of Wisdom.
This goes both ways: The Wise who fail to nurture and tend to Wisdom can quickly fall amongst the sluggards and the undisciplined to follow the path of the Fool.
Chapter 15 on Monday.
The Proverbs Project
For the next 30 days, I intend to read and reflect on one chapter in the book of Proverbs.