When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
– Proverbs 4:12
When the road before us is made plain and clear of any obstructions, we may run safely and freely. This verse reinforces the lesson from the previous chapter (Proverbs 3:23). Straitened means to be narrowed or cramped. Stumbling means to trip or fall down. The way of wisdom is not a hard way to walk in, it’s actually the opposite. The difficulty for us is in obtaining wisdom and keeping wisdom (Ecclesiastes 10:1).