Proverbs 1: 2-4, “To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.”
When we approach the book of Proverbs we are told that it is written by Solomon the son of King David and with that, he tells us why we need this book. Its purpose will be to teach wisdom and discipline; it will help us to understand the insights of those who are wise; it will teach us to live profitable lives and help us do what is right, just and fair.
But it will also, tell us the lessons that Solomon learned at his father’s knee, and later learned at the feet of the LORD. Wisdom is to be desired more than rubies and gold, yet we often cast it aside as if it were good for the other person but not ourselves. Consider this today as you begin your journey; if you had no direction, and the landscape was dark, how would you find your way? It is only when light is brought to your path and you have a map to plot your course that you will arrive at your destination. So with Proverbs, consider it as your source of light and your map for the course…because it is the Word of God.