The new year often means a fresh start, and this section of Proverbs gives us God’s guidelines for how to start fresh his way: always keep God at the center—first and foremost. Honor your family and friends, showing them love and faithfulness and God will bless you. Trust God to make your hardships into good and to lead you where you should go because he’s already in your future. Trust him to bless you as you are a good steward of his things, and know that there may be times of discipline. But these are times God uses to strengthen us for the road to heaven.