For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
– Proverbs 3:26
Verse 26 is key in understanding the spiritual importance of wisdom. Verses 21-25 give us a life view where wise management generally tends to peace and avoidance of trouble. For instance, the slothful man does not manage his life affairs wisely and his way is consequently made difficult (Proverbs 15:19). Walking in wisdom avoids that sort of difficulty, not that the wise will not have trouble but the sluggard brings trouble on himself and makes whatever trouble comes, more difficult. This verse teaches on the one hand that having wisdom is trusting the Lord completely. On the other hand, it highlights the Lord’s gracious care of our life.