In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The Book of Proverbs is a book of wisdom, the third of the five books of poetry and wisdom. Since Solomon wrote most of the proverbs, the time can be placed during his reign as Israel’s king 971-931 BC. Solomon asked God for wisdom rather than anything else God would have granted him. For choosing wisdom, God gave Solomon the greatest wisdom of all men. As a result, the nation of Israel reached its greatest height both spiritually and economically during his reign.

The irony of King Solomon is his life toward the end of his reign. Solomon turned away from God and forsook God’s wisdom. By first turning away from God, he subsequently abandoned the wisdom God had given him. God did not take Solomon’s wisdom away from him. Rather, Solomon willingly abandoned it. Consequently, Israel declined as a nation and never again regained its former greatness.

The quintessence of the Book of Proverbs can be found in chapter one, verse seven – “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge”. This allows God to impart to us wisdom and instruction for successful and joyful living. God created us in His image. The Book of Proverbs gives us detailed guidance covering all aspects of our lives so that we can have fullness of life and fellowship with God.

Ever since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, the world has been in chaos for choosing to abandon the wisdom of God. The crescendo of chaos is ringing loudly in our ears today. God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, became wisdom for us. The world’s chaos will only end at the second coming of Christ, our Savior and Redeemer. Let us remain faithful to Him.

Proverbs 1-9: Purpose of the proverbs; a father’s wisdom to his son

Proverbs 10-29: Solomon’s words of wisdom

Proverbs 30-31: Words of wisdom from Agur and Lemuel