Prov 31 As we close Proverbs, we come to the last chapter filled with snippets of advice of a queen mother to her son. Every mother desires their child to be wise and discerning and even more so God desires that for their children. Therefore, God purposed that Prov 31 and 2Tim 3:16 should be intertwined in purpose and thought. “Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” The Holy Spirit inspired different authors to record the very words from God as His gift that we might seek Him and find Him and become His children. “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and thus has righteousness and with the mouth one confesses and thus has salvation.” [Rom 10:9-10]
The mother in Prov 31 took time to instruct her son in the ways that would bring him success. Even greater is the Lord God Almighty who instructs his children in the ways of wisdom as we live and walk in this world. And even greater is this truth: we are known by Him because we have His free gift of salvation and we have the promise “But if someone loves God, he is known by God.” [1Cor 8:3]
Therefore, step aside today and ponder this chapter.