- The Introduction to Proverbs Chapter Two
- The Pursuit of Wisdom
- The Result of the Pursuit
- The Reason
- The Requirement of Preservation
- The Road of Deliverance: Part A
- The Road of Deliverance: Part B
- The Result of Preservation
In Proverbs 2, Solomon continues his Proverbs of Wisdom to his son; “my son” (Proverbs 1:8, 10, 15; 2:1). While it is true that King Solomon was instructing his own son in practical truths using pithy (or concise) sentences; “my son” can be applied to all of God’s Regenerated People.
Solomon, in this view, stands as our God, our Heavenly Father, calling us His son, teaching us Truth and Wisdom – Truth, or Christ, Who is the Wisdom of God manifested in the flesh, Who has been made unto us Wisdom:
“But we preach Christ crucified… unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:23-24)
“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” (1 Corinthians 1:30)
In Proverbs 1, Solomon gave:
1) The Concept (Proverbs 1:1-6)
a) The What (the Proverbs)
b) The Who (Solomon)
c) The Why (Proverbs 1:2-6)
2) The Comparison (Proverbs 1:7, 31-32)
a) The Wise Man
b) The Fool
3) The Conversion (Proverbs 1:7, 23, 33)
a) Regeneration (Proverbs 1:7a)
b) Obedience (Proverbs 1:30)
4) The Conclusion (Proverbs 1:26-33)
a) The Fool shall be destroyed (Proverbs 1:31-32)
b) The Wise dwell safely; quiet from the fear of evil (Proverbs 1:33)
Solomon continues in Chapter Two to reveal to his son the Pathway of being Preserved in this temporal life (a temporal, daily salvation).
Solomon begins Proverbs 2:1 with:
“My son” – Solomon used the possessive form, “my,” to show his fatherhood-relationship to the one he was writing to. The word “son” denotes offspring, relationship, and connection by blood or by position.
Christ is called the “Son of God”; “My only Begotten Son”; which reveal relationship.
Paul calls the Regenerated People of God – “the sons of God” (Romans 8:14-16, 19; Philippians 2:15); “my sons and daughters” (2 Corinthians 6:18). (Also see 1 John 3:1-2; Galatians 4:1-7.)
“To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” (Galatians 4:5)
“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.” (Galatians 4:6)
Not only did the Scriptures speak to actual people of the human author’s day; but many Scriptures may also be applied to all the sons of God in every age.
The Book of Proverbs is a collection of practical truth in pithy (or concise) sentences. We find that Chapters One through Nine deal with Wisdom.
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