I think that Proverbs is a book of simple thoughts, but these simple thoughts are God's thoughts. These real simple thoughts are life-changing. As I read Proverbs, I am reminded that verse after verse are statements of wisdom and commands of how to live. Proverbs 10:9 says, "The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out." Integrity...what comes to mind? Honest. Trustworthy. Integrity means you are the same person on the inside as you appear on the outside. What's the benefit? Walking securely is the result. Safe. We love to be safe and secure. I know, I do. If I strive to be real and trustworthy, I can be confident in my daily life because I am safe.
Simple...simple thoughts are throughout the Bible. These simple truths change life. Is your walk safe? Do you have confidence in your journey? We can. If we are striving to have integrity, we can be secure. Trust God, and enjoy His safety.