Proverbs is a practical book filled with "sound bites" of God's wisdom. As we read, we need to remember that a proverb isn't a promise that God will always respond to our behavior in a certain way, but a memorable phrase that points to truth beyond itself. Proverbs are God's guidelines for wise living, not his guarantees for prosperity or blessing.
Read Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Many people think the first step to being knowledgeable is simply to know about God, but that's not enough. Knowledge doesn't begin until you fear the Lord because that's when you acknowledge that God is who he says he is. Note that the word fear here doesn't mean God wants us to be scared of him, but to honor, respect and worship him in reverence.
Lord, help me not only to know about you, but to also to trust in you.