In these seven verses we see the effects of wisdom being embraced in the soul. Wisdom comes into the heart and there serves as a wonderful preservative. Wisdom is pleasant to the soul because it watches over us, guards us, and delivers us from the way of evil. Clinging to the wisdom of God will keep both young and old from much harm. It will keep us from the hurts of following wicked ways and evil men. It will protect us from all manner of evil influences.