Like all the wisdom books; Ecclesiastes, Job, Psalms, and, Song of Songs, the end goal of the Book of Proverbs is to demonstrate God knows best. His course of action(s) is always far superior to men.
Proverbs however goes about it a little differently, Job for example shows us wisdom based on the experience of suffering and injustice, while Ecclesiastes represents wisdom based on observation and experience. Proverbs gives us short simple comparisons or contrasts usually between good and evil.
Our text for today, v.3, is a little different, it is a clear and definitive statement regarding the Sovereignty of God.
- God sees, eyes of the Lord, therefore, knows everything – omniscient – Hebrews 4:13
- God is everywhere, are in every place – omnipresent – Jeremiah 23:23
- God stands guard over all creation, keeping watch on the evil and the good – Omnipotent – Jeremiah 23:24
Man can try an fool himself into thinking he knows best, but it is nothing more than lying to ones self. God and God alone is the true judge of “good and evil” He has set forth His moral law and all those who refuse to follow it, (Think Abortion, LBGTQ, Evolution, Etc.) will one day answer to Him.
The “Good News” is that all who repent and have Christ as Lord of their lives reap the reward of eternal life in the kingdom glory.
Lord, help me to walk in Your light, understanding that most of mankind will refuse Your grace and mercy. Help me to always show them that self same grace and mercy. Help me to trust in Your Sovereignty, and no my ways, knowing Yours are always better. I pray for wisdom and knowledge to be a warrior for Your Kingdom and its glory. – Amen