“Spirit” (7307) [ruach]is one of the building blocks of the Old Testament. It is full of figurative and literal meaning. It literally means breath or wind and figuratively means mind and spirit. We see it early,
(Gen 1:2 KJV) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit (7307) of God moved upon the face of the waters.So it can refer to the Holy Spirit. It can also refer to the inner motivation of our lives, our attitudes, our inclinations.
So this verse reminds us that our inner spirit is important as we go through life. The wrong inner orientation can cause all kinds of problems.
So? It is always a right time to move beyond our salvation and toward maturity. One theme of Proverbs is that our attitude influences the kind of day we are having. It can also influence the kind of eternity.