This chapter is about self-discipline – coming out of the 30 sayings started in chapter 22. Self-discipline is prized often in our culture. But here are several areas to be self-disciplined in out of respect before God:
What you eat especially when with people of authority
How you pursue wealth – don’t make it the end
Who you speak frankly with
Generosity toward widows and orphans
Disciplining your children
If you are self-disciplined in these areas, you will have learned wisdom.