“Like a city whose walls are broken through, is a person who lacks self-control”.
When a city lost it walls in a war, all hope was lost, victory was won by the enemy, and death ensued for the people inside. This is the same results for a person who does not have self-control. The person who has no self-control has no hope, the enemy (the flesh and Satan) have won and death, spiritually will begin to take place.
26:11 (My favorite Proverb in the whole book)
“As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly”.
This proverb does a lot, like compare a fool to a dog. So one who does not seek wisdom by reading God’s Word and living in the church is a dog. And this fool is disgusting and does not profitable except eat its own vomit. Yuck, who would want to be a fool after reading this verse?
“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart”.
You can say anything you want but how you live and how you show it tells everything. You say you love God, then every action better reflect that love for Him. If not you’re a fool.
“If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable”.
Simply put, if you’re a fool and not wise or seeking wisdom, God will not hear and answer any prayer you try to give.
“An angry person stirs up conflict and a hot-tempered person commits many sins”.
A person who is angry a lot and has a temper creates more problems for themselves. Also, the person with a temper has so much more sin in their heart than just their anger and their anger shows the true character of their heart.