The writer of Proverbs repeatedly emphasizes that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. It is his central thesis for writing. He extols the excellence of the wisdom that God offers, and reflects upon the benefits of seeking God’s wisdom. He warns of the folly of dismissing or ignoring God’s wisdom in our lives. To whole-heartedly embrace God’s wisdom brings life; we ignore it to our detriment. Walk in wisdom today and find life.
Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe. —Proverbs 28:26