"Sin is enticing b/c it offers a quick route to prosperity and makes us feel like one of the crowd. Sin, even when attractive, is deadly. We must learn to make choices not on the basis of flashy appeal or short-range pleasure.
Going after "ill-gotten gain" is one of Satan's surest traps. It begins when he plants the suggestion that we can't live without some material possession or more money. Then that desire fans its own fire until it becomes an all-consuming obsession. Ask God to overcome your greedy desires.
The foundation of knowledge is to fear the Lord. Trust in God-he will make you truly wise.
Do you know someone whom has a dogmatic opinion a/b everything, is closed to anything new, resents discipline, and refuses to learn? Solomon calls this kind of person a fool. We should try to be open to the advice of others, espicially those who know you well and can give valuable insight and counsel. Learn how to learn from others. Only God knows it all. The foundation of knowledge is to fear the Lord-to honor and respect God, to live in awe of his power, and to obey his Word. Trust in God-he will make you truly wise.
God gives us wisdom and victory but not for drifting through life or acting irresponsibly with his gifts and resources. If we are faithful and keep our purpose in life clearly in mind he will keep us from pride and greed."
From Proverbs 1-3