APPLICATION QUESTIONS: How can wisdom be gained? How can wisdom be lost? How should you think about aging and growing in wisdom? After reading Proverbs 4:3-5, what is the influence of a father? What should you do in the absence of a godly, instructive father? To what degree should long life, success, and profit motivate your tenacious pursuit of wisdom? What is worldview? Proverbs 4:18-19 contrasts righteousness and light to wickedness and darkness. How are these two worldviews distinct in relation to wisdom?