(Proverbs 2:12 KJV) To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
God’s wisdom and the products of that wisdom will “deliver” (5337) us. From what? There are two things that God is protecting us from here. The first is the “way” (1870) of “evil” (7451b). This is an internal, personal deliverance. This is the result of following the right path. Daily, in fact moment by moment, we make decisions that determine whether we will walk on the way that Isaiah 35:8 calls the Highway of Holiness or whether we will start down the way of evil.
We are given the power to make decisions. Those decisions have consequences. You may not see or feel them quickly, but they are there. It is possible the product of your decisions may not emerge until your children are out making decisions, but they will come.
So? Keep your feet on the straight and narrow. If you step off and don’t crash, rejoice, repent and get back on because the protection may be withdrawn if you persist.