The saving feature of wisdom encompasses the totality of our lives. We are confronted from all sides with temptation to sin. This temptation isn't exclusive to men for woman face the same temptation to sin as men. I think Solomon's aim, however, in framing how wisdom will save is to highlight the totality of our lives. That is, all around us we face temptations to sin and in all circumstances we need God's wisdom to avoid sin. This helps punctuate the idea that who we are exposed to and influenced by determines the degree of exposure to temptation to sin.
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Proverbs 2:1-5 provide 6 ingredients on how to fear and know God, so it makes sense that Solomon would point us to the actual source of this wisdom...from the mouth of Lord himself. In light of this, there are several promises Solomon outlines in verses 7-11 the nature and course of God's wisdom.
The meaning of the phrase "fear of the Lord" (found in Proverbs 1:7) is unpacked for us Proverbs 2:1-5. In the blog, titled, I Need Wisdom, I provided John MacArthur's definition of what it means to fear the Lord. Pastor MacArthur provided an answer as it relates to a state of mind of an individual. … Continue reading 6 Ingredients to Fear and Know God