Proverbs 3 Commentary

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Proverbs 3:1-4

Solomon encourages his audience to remember God’s commands and to ingest his teachings into the deepest recesses of their being. This will bring the great benefits of peace and extended life.

Proverbs 3:5-10

Proverbs 3:5-10 shows that there are two paths before us: trusting in the Lord or in our own ability to reason. When we trust God, it leads to peace, contentment, and good stewardship.

Proverbs 3:11-18

Even when it is difficult to accept or understand, God’s ways are truly best for us.

Proverbs 3:19-20

Wisdom is woven into the fabric of creation. It is an essential element of God’s created order. By embracing wisdom, we embrace the reality of what is.

Proverbs 3:21-26

Solomon implores his audience to treasure wisdom and speaks to the benefit of doing so.

Proverbs 3:27-32

One of the clearest and most powerful manifestations of a heart of wisdom is the way one treats one’s neighbor.

Proverbs 3:33-35

In the closing verses of Chapter 3, Solomon emphasizes the binary life paths available to us—wickedness or righteousness.