Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
– Proverbs 4:26
Ponder means to weigh out and make level as in measuring some substance in a balance. To be established is to be stood upright. Wisdom instructs to weigh carefully the path we shall tread. Our steps should be deliberate and the idea is presented of being straight. Wisdom is often seen in the exercise of judgment or discernment. Feet and ways refer literally to a road or path but is put here for the course of one’s life.