Proverbs 1 Commentary

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Proverbs 1:1-6

Solomon begins The Book of Proverbs by establishing the authority from which he writes. He then fires off a set of clauses that set up the purpose of life and the intent behind the book.

Proverbs 1:7-9

Wisdom is not something we can do by ourselves. We need the help and instruction of others and, most importantly, a trust and dependence on God.

Proverbs 1:10-15

The Wisdom of God is not the only voice vying for our perspective and trust. Sin calls us toward the path of foolishness, a perversion of the good for which God intends.

Proverbs 1:16-19

The Book of Proverbs is committed to explaining the reality of how life works. Solomon does this by discussing the ineffectiveness and danger of foolishness.

Proverbs 1:20-23

Wisdom (personified as a woman) shouts in public, beckoning all to hear and obey.

Proverbs 1:24-27

Lady Wisdom warns of the reality that some will continue to ignore her calling. This results in a myriad of undesirable consequences.

Proverbs 1:28-33

Lady Wisdom warns that trying evil for a time and/or using wisdom only for circumstantial change is not going to work.