God's ways: Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me. Proverbs 1:28
The book of proverbs is more than a book of advices, this book exposes the wisdom of God, and wisdom has a goal, to take care of life. Somehow the book explains that whoever pays attention to the science of God and his ways also takes care of his life: "Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it" Ecclesiastes 7:12. Many put their trust in goods and wealth, but these goods are a double-edged sword, just as they can help you in a situation, they can also ruin you. An example of this was Croesus, king of Lydia, who was the richest man in the world at the time, but who lost everything at the hands of Darius, king of the Persians and Medes. Or King Nebuchadnezzar who in his pride and arrogance was punished by God with madness, until he turned his heart towards the Most High. These were powerful men who were punished for their lack of wisdom.
On the other hand, when King Solomon received the kingdom of Israel, he went to a sacred place where he asked God for a wise and understanding heart, to discern and know how to judge his people. And because of that wisdom that God gave him, Solomon obtained great wealth, honor, women, and a long life; Solomon knew how to build his house, his reign, correctly.
God then with these examples puts us in a dilemma, we listen to his word or not, and from there the consequences: "Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me, since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD. Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm" Proverbs 1:28-33.