7 He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 2:7

Commentary on Proverbs 2:1-9

(Read Proverbs 2:1-9)

Those who earnestly seek heavenly wisdom, will never complain that they have lost their labour; and the freeness of the gift does not do away the necessity of our diligence, John 6:27. Let them seek, and they shall find it; let them ask, and it shall be given them. Observe who are thus favoured. They are the righteous, on whom the image of God is renewed, which consists in righteousness. If we depend upon God, and seek to him for wisdom, he will enable us to keep the paths of judgment.