The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for attaining wisdom and discipline, for understanding words of insight, for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young – let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance – for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.
Who wouldn’t want to be a man or woman known to have a reputation for being insightful, just, fair and honest? The purpose of Proverbs is to teach us those principles which will guide us as we seek to live a life of righteousness in this world.
It’s like we are beginning a course of study. In a college handbook, it might be listed under “Humanities” 101: how to live wisely in regard to life, in regard to God and in our relationship to other men. Resource Book: PROVERBS, Credit Hours: a lifetime. Cost: a willingness to learn about living life God’s way, by His instruction.