Security is a big issue today. Many people seem to be willing to give up their liberty in order to feel safe. Our trust is misplaced. This verse is telling us that true security comes from walking in righteousness. The word “surely” (securely NASB) (983) goes to a root word meaning “trust.” The trust that it is referring to is not trust in “honesty is the best medicine” but trust in the Lord. To be honest, honesty doesn’t always pay in the short term. Hopefully you are not living for the short term but for eternity.
So we walk straight. We walk pure. We walk “uprightly" (in integrity NASB) (8537). We walk in the way of the Lord. That means we live “surely” (securely NASB) (983) . This is the “trust” of Proverbs.
(Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.