(Proverbs 22:18 KJV) For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
This is a continuation of the previous verse. We are talking about listening to the wisdom that others share and thinking about it. Now we have a promise.
Owning God’s word will present a “pleasant” (5273a) inner sense of right. It starts there. When you are walking with an awareness that there is an almighty God in charge and that there are some things that are right and some things are wrong, you have an anchor that gives stability. I was on a big ship once. I did not get sea-sick at all. Why? Because buried deep down in that giant piece of metal was a type of gyroscope that kept the ship on an even keel. I am sure that there were other technological innovations that added to the stability and helped keep us on course. The results? We were not caused distress because of all the waves and currents.
So? Life has cross currents, earthquakes and distress. We can’t avoid them. What we can have is an inner stability that comes from knowing the eternal Person and eternal truth.