“By humility and the fear of the LORD
are riches, and honour, and life.”
Riches, honor, and life are right here! God promises them, and His promises are surer than any offer you have ever read. All you need is humility and the fear of the Lord. You can learn the blessings and conditions in one verse.
“Whoso keepeth the fig tree
shall eat the fruit thereof:
so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.”
Professional advancement is easy, even for lowly and simple persons. Take good care of a rising manager, and he will take care of you. Bet on this rule. Make your boss so happy he cannot resist cutting you in on the real action.
“Without counsel purposes are disappointed:
but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.”
A multitude of counselors can save you from you! Solomon repeatedly called for testing ideas by others. It is easy to be too emotional about your ideas, miss the forest for the trees, or lack others’ expertise and experiences.
“Better is a dinner of herbs where love is,
than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.”
Priorities provide success for even the poor. When the history’s richest man tells you so, you should believe him. He said a simple meal with love is better than a feast with hatred. Note it well – a poor man can be successful!
“She will do him good and not evil
all the days of her life.”
A perfect wife makes everything wonderful! She can enhance all parts of your life. You can prosper in every area. Is there such a woman? Yes, indeed. Can she be found? Yes, again. A foolproof criterion is introduced here.