“A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished” (3).
When I came to that verse, I thought economics and finances. As the economy “readjusts” (or outright collapses), I should do what I can to reduce my debt load. (Put that way, it sure doesn’t have any ring of urgency to it!)
Then, as I read on, I processed some of the following verses through the filter of verse one: Hide from the coming evil!
“Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them” (5).
“…The borrower is servant to the lender” (7).
“He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity…” (8).
“He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed” (9).
“Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease” (10).
from Proverbs 22:7
A little bit more from Proverbs 22: Will. Not. Depart. From.