Proverbs 2 Devotional Commentary

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Proverbs 2:1

Proverbs 2:1

King Solomon was the man to whom is attributed the book of Proverbs, and its contents give an abundance of sound advice on how to live an honourable, productive and rewarding life.

The first section, which covers about nine chapters, starts with a loving lecture of a father to his dearly beloved son. It is the first, in a series of proverbs on accumulating wisdom and avoiding folly. It outlines the differences between a wise read more...

Proverbs 2:2

Proverbs 2:2

Both parents and children would do well to review the wise instructions, given by one father to his son, in the book of Proverbs. Those who pay attention to his words, and apply his directives are wise indeed, and will gain a right understanding, a clear direction and a respect for justice and equity - as they journey along the path of life.

In this verse, we are to make our ear attentive to wisdom, and incline our heart to read more...

Proverbs 2:5

Proverbs 2:5

We are charged in many places to seek after wisdom and to ask the Lord for wisdom – to rejoice in wisdom… and to get wisdom, for wisdom brings with it strength and shelter, help and hope. Indeed Scripture often reminds us that the fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Reverencing the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and that knowledge of the Holy One gives us understanding.

So how do we understand what the fear of the read more...

Proverbs 2:6

Proverbs 2:6

The Lord is the Author of wisdom, the Finisher of wisdom, and the Giver of wisdom to all those search for wisdom and desire it. And God gives generously to all who recognise their lack and seek after the wisdom that comes from Him. While we are exhorted in Scripture to strive after wisdom and earnestly desire it, we should never forget that wisdom is a divine gift from the Lord, and with it comes a knowledge of the Holy.

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