BDBD is Proverbs 2:12-15

Enacting on wisdom has some benefits. One is that it will save from the ways of the wicked (12). Some celebrate wickedness. They believe that devious ways will provide wealth, prosperity, and power. Though they may succeed in gaining these, they find that these alone do not bring peace, joy, love, patience, kindness, self-control, and goodness. Usually the wicked find that other wicked people seek their harm.

The person who is weary of the ever-continuing submersion into deeper darkness can find a rescue with wisdom. Executed wisdom will save from those whose words are perverse and leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways (12,13).

Some delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil until the wickedness they have sown becomes a weed that starves them of delight and joy. Then they seek salvation only to find they cannot obtain it from the evil friends and aquatints they have surrounded themselves in.

Yet, hope exists. The wisdom of the Son of God changes weeds into fruitful gardens. “Jesus cried out, “When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. When he looks at me, he sees the one who sent me. I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” (John 12:44-46)