Verse 3-The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. What a picture of the refining process!
Verse 6-Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. The second part is so interesting since I'm in that stage of life where so often parents take pride in the accomplishments of their children. Will my children be able to say this about me?
Verse 12-Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. If I hadn't read it, I wouldn't believe it. I really don't take "a fool in his folly" as seriously as I should.
Verse 15-Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent—the LORD detests them both. And yet he knew both would happen with Barabbas and Jesus.
Verse 16-Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? I have to confess that if I was offered a bunch of money, I don't know that I would ask for wisdom. That's hard to admit about myself.
Verse 24-A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth. Sometimes I'm interested in everything in the world but what I should be interested in!
And fits perfectly with this verse...
Verse 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.