Yes, individuals who wander from the way of understanding will end up in destruction (Proverbs 21:16). There are two ways or ways an individual can walk. It is dangerous to start on the process of understanding but not to proceed on it. Somewhat, this turned out to be sadly valid for Solomon, the architect of Proverbs (1 Kings 11:1-11). The takeoff from the way of understanding doesn’t need to be determined and purposeful; it might feel like wandering. As each movement has an end, so every excursion has an objective. The way of understanding is the way of life in Christ Jesus.