This verse talks about those who hang out with Wisdom. In particular, it discusses who those that hang with Wisdom find themselves spending time with!
They will be “walking in the ways of good men” and “keeping to the paths of the righteous.” In the presence of “good men (and women!) and…the righteous” is a pretty good place to be.
“Walking in the ways of…and keep to the paths of” seem to suggest an ongoing one-day-at-a-time situation where we just try to keep doing the next right thing. It’s a process that just has to take some time.
Here at Helping Up Mission, guys often join our 12-month residential Spiritual Recovery Program with no intention of staying the full year. When they arrive, they’re just worn out and often of ill health.
We accept all as they are, regardless of what their plans are when they arrive and we simply try to help everyone get and feel better. So it is no surprise that, if a guy decides to stay a while, he begins to experience some of the benefits of walking with good people.
Happily, at that point, many guys really buy into the process. And God begins to make them one of the “good men” and “righteous” that others want to hang out with, too!