P R O V E R B S
The word of God is two-fold, and, in both senses,
is wisdom; for a word without wisdom is of little value, and wisdom
without a word is of little use. Now, I. Divine revelation is the
word and wisdom of God, and that pure religion and undefiled which
is built upon it; and of that Solomon here speaks, recommending it
to us as faithful, and well worthy of all acceptation, ver. 1-21. God, by it, instructs,
and governs, and blesses, the children of men. II. The redeemer is
the eternal Word and wisdom, the Logos. He is the Wisdom that
speaks to the children of men in the former part of the chapter.
All divine revelation passes through his hand, and centres in him;
but of him as the personal Wisdom, the second person in the
Godhead, in the judgment of many of the ancients, Solomon here
speaks, ver. 22-31. He
concludes with a repeated charge to the children of men diligently
to attend to the voice of God in his word, ver. 32-36.