This chapter is all about men. I call it the Man’s Chapter of Proverbs. It’s about men, for men, but ladies you can read it too. It covers topics that are of especial interest to men. I think you’ll enjoy reading it over and over.
When you hear the word poor always think of the Psalmist definition of the poor man and the definition we have in Matthew 5:3. Poor in spirit is a good thing! Keep that in the background as you study this chapter.
Also, don’t miss the contrast between verse 4 and verse 8. So much is here its hard to mention all the good stuff in just one paragraph. You have to listen to the podcast to get it all.
This chapter is distinguished by the lack of the use of the Lord’s name. While chapter sixteen had an abundance of proverbs that refer to the Lord this chapter wants for them.