My child, you must follow and treasure my teachings and my instructions. Keep in tune with wisdom and think what it means to have common sense. Beg as loud as you can for good common sense. Search for wisdom as you would search for silver or hidden treasure. Then you will understand what it means to respect and to know the Lord God.
All wisdom comes from the Lord, and so do common sense and understanding. God gives helpful advice to everyone who obeys and protects all of those who live as they should. God sees that justice is done, and watches over everyone who is faithful. With wisdom, you will learn what is right and honest and fair. Wisdom will control your mind, and you will be pleased with knowledge. Sound judgment and good sense will watch over you. Wisdom will protect you from evil schemes and from those liars who turned from doing good to live in the darkness. Most of all they enjoy being mean and deceitful. They are dishonest themselves, and all they do is crooked….Follow the example of good people and live an honest life.