Proverbs of Solomon, written down by the men of Hezekiah about 200 years after Solomon said them.
Most likely copied when Hezekiah began his efforts to bring revival to Judah (2 Chron 29:30; 32:26).
Judah being the result of the split of Israel which is the line from which we get righteous kings.
Proverbs, Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon are the poetical books/wisdom books.
Basically, Proverbs 25 is self explanatory and surface level advice except for three instances. Verses 2-3
can be difficult to get the meaning from, there’s a section on the vain of glory, and a section on self
Verses 2-3 Clarification
This part of scripture can be confusing as to how the words are in order.
- God’s Knowledge is above all else: Isaiah 46:10,
- God’s ways are unsearchable: Ecclesiastes 3:11
- God needs no counsel: Romans 11:33
Vain of Glory
- read (6-7, 27) – teaching from Jesus Luke 14:8-10
- Obadiah 4
- Mathew 23:1-33 – Jesus talking with the Pharisees
Self Control (Verse 28)
- 2 Tim. 1:7
Titus 2:11–14, Romans 12, conformed to this world (what beast are you feeding)
Jeremiah 1:17-19 – outside of God’s protection
2 Peter 1:5–7 – being unfruitful
city walls broken = no defense for holiness
Self Control - college
Guys – Porn, girls at the pool, anger, alcohol, gossip,