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

Envying sinners

Avoiding adultery

Avoiding liquor

 

If you are self-disciplined in these areas, you will have learned wisdom.

 

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