Solomon teaches that it is better to live wisely than foolishly, but even living wisely is no guarantee that you will not be snared by an evil time. Time and chance happen to all of us. This life has no guarantees. No one has a guarantee of success in life, or protection from or deliverance from the chance disaster. The wisdom in knowing this is the wisdom of anchoring ourselves to the one who is eternal, who cannot be overtaken by death (Deut. 33:27; Rom. 16:26. Since there is only one man who is the resurrection and the life (John 11:25), it makes perfect sense to cling to him.
LORD, give us the wisdom to cultivate a relationship with Christ.