But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
– Proverbs 1:33
Contrast finally comes from the fools who refuse wisdom. Those who will hear with understanding (Proverbs 1:5, 8), shall find wisdom and the fruits of it. Evil is calamity and reinforces dwelling safely. It’s not that the wise will have no problems, but wisdom will keep them from many pitfalls the fools fall into. Having wisdom is having discernment, choosing the good way, and refusing the bad. It is to consider the end and not only the immediate payout.