People all over the world today have to compete for their daily bread and struggle to make ends meet. This represents the arena where humans battle to cope with the complexities of daily life. At the same time they try to find meaning in life and
guidelines to live life well. It is here, in ordinary real life, where wisdom and folly compete for human loyalties and where the divine and the human meet (O’Connor, 1993:14). It is here where Proverbs 3 gives us diverse guidelines on how to live
wisely in a modern world.