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.
In this chapter we have two instructors who enter the classroom. First, we hear the instruction of a father. Then, we have the instruction of a wise man. They are very similar and contain repeating themes.
This chapter presents a back and forth dialogue about the use and acquisition of money as well as the use of the tongue and mouth. This material will confront you in some very honest ways about where you stand in regards to both.