“Does not wisdom call?” (v1). The Scriptures urge us to pursue true wisdom with all our hearts. The proverbs describe wisdom as the key to creating a good, satisfying life that glorifies God. Wisdom includes factual knowledge, understanding, carefulness, and “the fear of the Lord” (v12-14), while its opposite is “pride and arrogance … the way of evil … perverted speech” (v13). Poetically, wisdom is described as being by God’s side at the world’s creation, rejoicing and participating in God’s beautiful work (v22-31).
“Whoever finds me find life” (v35). God wants us to grow in wisdom – knowledge about Him, ourselves, and the world – so that we can experience abundant life.