This chapter tells us not place all of our trust in man or things of this world. All of our trust must always be in the Grace of God for it is only God who can totally satisfy. Let us listen; “Who gives all things and Who desires above all to give Himself”. And Let us also listen: “The humble live in continuous peace, while in the hearts of the proud are envy and frequent anger.”
This chapter begins where the first chapter left off, in that we should not trust every man to the extent where we confess our sins or tell them about our lives, but make sure we choose a wise and devout person. (such as a Catholic Priest)
We are also told how to speak to people by associating with the humble and simple (the poor and homeless) and when we are with devout and virtuous people we should speak with them of edifying things. However, we are to have love for all people.
We are told not to worry about our reputation. Let us listen; “Sometimes it happens that a person enjoys a good reputation among those who do not know him, but at the same time is held in slight regard by those who do. (see the Gospel of Mark 6:4)
Finally, we are told not too think too highly of ourselves. Let us listen; “ Frequently we think we are pleasing others by our presence and we begin rather to displease them by the faults they find in us.”