Purpose and Theme
1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
2 for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; 3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; 4 for giving prudence to those who are simple,[a] knowledge and discretion to the young— 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.[b]
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools[c] despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs is known as the book of Wisdom. Solomon is identified as the writer of most of the book. God gave Solomon his wisdom. Proverbs is a book of instructions on how to live a life pleasing to God and how to live a life of peace. Proverbs is a guiding light (the word of God is a light unto my path).
Are you in God's word?
Are you under its authority?
Before you go to bed tonight understand this:
Proverbs 9:10New International Version (NIV)
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Who will you serve this day? Self or God?