9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
9 Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair — every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. NIV
As we return to our study after a short break, let us review those three recurring and interlinked topics found throughout Proverbs. Knowledge is acquired information; understanding is the ability to discern between information that is useless and useful; wisdom is the ability to apply understanding to everyday situations. We will now explore the topic, the value of wisdom. Today’s verses show just how interconnected these ideas are. It is advantageous for a person to possess wisdom for when wisdom enters your heart, it will also carry with it the benefits of understanding. The NIV says along with wisdom comes a good understanding of justice—“what is right, just and fair – every good path.” If you remember, good discerning skills come with understanding. So when wisdom enters your heart, you also gain the benefits of understanding. Seek to increase wisdom daily and over time you will find that your discerning skills also increase allowing you to make fair judgments more readily.