Proverbs 1
[1]The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
[2] To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,
[3] to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;
[4] to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—
[5] Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,

Solomon begins at the beginning of this compilation of proverbs, to tell us what they are about. They will give us wisdom and instruction so that we can understand words of insight and so that we learn how to deal wisely, live righteously, with justice and equity. It would be a fool who would avoid such a series of writings if they could really accomplish such things. And these proverbs can. Reading the Book of Proverbs is a great delight. These sayings really do give us insight into living life. The key to the whole Book is the wisdom that is spoken of throughout the whole Book. As you read through Proverbs see this wisdom it speaks of as the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the embodiment of this wisdom. See, for example the following truths about wisdom that Proverbs gives us and see them as true of Jesus. In these verses wisdom is speaking to a young man in the hope that he will listen. They are for you too.

Proverbs 2:1-6 (ESV)
My son, if you receive my words
and treasure up my commandments with you,
[2] making your ear attentive to wisdom
and inclining your heart to understanding;
[3] yes, if you call out for insight
and raise your voice for understanding,
[4] if you seek it like silver
and search for it as for hidden treasures,
[5] then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
[6] For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

We must receive the words of Jesus (verse 1). We should pay attention to Him (Verse 2). We should call out for Him (verse 3). We should seek Him out like we would precious silver (verse 4).  If we do these things then the Lord will come to us and we will be truly wise, not in the eyes of the world but before God. And that really is all that counts.

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