Proverbs 1‑31  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 10
Divine guidance for a righteous walk. The wisdom of God showing its path to man, to walk daily in “the fear of the Lord,” in contrast to the corruption and violence in man to be avoided. The heart, eye and feet must be kept at a distance from every snare, enabling escape without knowing all the labyrinth of evil in the world, by being made wise to that which is good, in order to maintain a serious walk with God, under His government. Human prudence and sagacity will not do. Chapters 1-9 Christ the wisdom of God. Chapter 10 on, the proverbs (maxims of poetry) themselves entering into details of practical everyday life. The great general principles, revealing the consequences of giving reign to our own foolish and lustful hearts instead of taking heed to God’s will.
The first 29 chapters were compiled by Solomon, about 1000 B.C.