The father loves his son and instructs his son to treasure his commandments and his teaching. He speaks to him of making wisdom his sister and understanding his close friend.
A scene is describe in which an adulterous woman entices a young man to her bed. She describes the situation being one where he could not be caught; however, it will cost him his life. Sin always leads to death.
The father tells his son to not let his heart be turned aside to lusts because the house of lust is the way of death.
Wisdom speaks truth and hates wickedness. The good son should desire wisdom above all the treasures of the earth.
To live wisely is to live prudently, not making any hasty decisions. A good ruler will govern prudently. Keep in mind at all times to fear the Lord is to hate evil, pride, arrogance and the perverted tongue. Cursing is not to be in the mouth of those who fear the Lord.
Wisdom existed with God before anything was created and God created everything with wisdom. This sounds a great deal like the way John describes the Word in his prologue. (Jn.1:1-18)
We have transitioned from the father saying to the son, “Listen to me,” to wisdom saying to the sons, “Listen to me.” The man who listens to wisdom is blessed but the one who sins against wisdom injures himself. This sounds a great deal like we have transitioned from the old covenant to the new covenant. From observing and external law to being lead by the Spirit. So, a man can be lead by the Spirit or by the flesh.
Wisdom sends out her maidens to evangelize. This is reminiscent of the disciples being sent to make disciples of all nations. Therefore, Jesus Christ is wisdom in human flesh and the apostles are his servants sent out into the world to make disciples.
It is dishonoring to try an correct someone who mocks and is derisive. Trying to reprimand the wicked will only get insults. However, a wise man is willing to listen and will love you for it. If you have ever preached in the public square you will know that this is true.
It may seem like a good idea to steal but all sin results in death. It is foolish to take things that do not belong to you.