Proverbs 1: 1-7
The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young–let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance–for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Proverbs was written mainly by King Solomon who walked in the love of the Lord and followed the statues of his father David. God spoke to Solomon in a dream telling him because of his love and many burnt offerings, God would give him anything that he requested. Solomon knew he was young and had many people to govern. Solomon asked for a discerning heart to distinguish between right and wrong to enable him to govern God’s people well. God not only gave Solomon great wisdom but also great riches and honor.
Father, we love you. Help our desire to be for wisdom to serve you and others, not for our personal gain. Today we ask for wisdom and discipline in Jesus’ name, amen.