At the heart of Proverbs 2 is the idea that the way to life is fundamentally about character.
As Bruce Waltke puts it, "By internalizing parental teaching w(v1-4) he will come to fear and know God (v5-8) and to learn righteousness intuitively (v9-11)" with the result that the son will be delivered "from wicked men (v12-15), the wicked woman (v16-19), and in this way to experience life, not death (v20-22)."
Many of you are very much in the same position as the young man in Proverbs 1-9. You are about to enter adulthood. And you are facing some important decisions.
The Father in Proverbs 1-9 doesn't care what career choice you make. Do you go to college? Do you get a job? What are you going to do to make a living?!
Do not be anxious about what you will eat or what you drink or what you will wear! Those aren't important questions!!
The important question is whose voice will you listen to? As you get ready to set out on your way, you will be tempted to follow the voice of crooked men and strange women!
The voices you listen to will determine the path that you walk....