Do you ever read the footnotes on your Bible pages? They sometimes offer great insight.
Here are some notes on Proverbs, from the Amplified Bible.
About Proverbs 1:2 – Over the doors of the school of Plato these words were written in Greek, “Let no one enter who is not a geometrician.” But Solomon opens wide the doors of his proverbs with a special message of welcome to the unlearned, the simple, the foolish, the young, and even to the wise—that all “will hear and increase in learning” (Prov. 1:5).
A key term in the book of Proverbs, “Wisdom” is capitalized throughout, as God’s design for living and as a reminder of Christ, Whom the apostle Paul calls “the wisdom of God… in Whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
And about Proverbs 1:20 – Wisdom here is personified. Read “the Wisdom of God” instead of “Wisdom” and see the wonderful power of this book.
I’ve been doing that as I read Proverbs this time… what a difference it makes.
Prayer – Thank you, Lord, for your Wisdom that abounds in Proverbs and in all of life. Amen