We have seen a pretty regular pattern in this opening part of the proverbs of Solomon. What you say β and how you live β form the pattern of your life.
If you don't like the trajectory β then turn β repent β change your path. How do you do that? Change your words. Change your actions.
Easier said than done!
In a manner of speaking, yes. But Proverbs isn't talking about a "quick fix." After all, Proverbs isn't saying that just one little change will fix everything!
Rather, Proverbs is saying that a life characterized by wisdom is one that pursues wisdom in every area of life. If you just want to change one little thing β and leave other areas of your life a mess β well, then, don't be surprised when nothing really changes...
Because repentance is not just one little thing. Repentance involves a whole-souled turning from the old way to the new.