We often get ourselves into difficult situations with the choices we make, like Solomon’s son, and it is important that we humble ourselves and ask for help from others and from God.
We are instructed not to be lazy – we often lose interest in our day jobs and in the work we do for God. We do the bare minimum to be “good enough” without it requiring too much of ourselves. Ephesians 6 v7 “Work with enthusiasm as though you were working for the Lord rather than people”.
Solomon talks about adultery again in this chapter. We are reminded that there is no escape from such actions – we must be prepared for the consequences of our sins. V28 “Can a man scoop fire into his lap and not be burned”.
Verse 23 sums up Proverbs – “For these commands and this teaching are a lamp to light the way ahead of you. The correction of discipline is the way to life”.