Chapter 30 contains a brilliant synopsis of all of the the Book of Proverbs. This "inspired utterance" is divided into several sections. It is not a stretch of the mind to identify the sections of this text as analogous to the stages of growth or Wisdom in an individual.
The first section contains the acknowledgement of God as a higher power. Omnipotent and Omnipresent.
Acknowledges a commitment to the word of God.
Asking God for help in all things: Specifically, Growth and Wisdom.
Acknowledges the wicked and strengthens our ability to identify the words and actions of wicked men.
The Wisdom of satisfaction. Although we should continue to grow and learn, we should never search for the "short-cut" or easy road to where we are going.
The Wise acknowledge what we do not understand. We are free to marvel at our Amazing and Wonderful World.
The Wickedness of adultery: The Wise understand the importance of maintaining and strong and nurturing home.
The Wise will find wisdom in the small things. We are to look closely to find the characteristics from which we can learn in the seemingly insignificant things.
The Wise Recognize the greatness in others and the expression of humility of self.
As we approach greatness our thoughts and actions become focused on others and no longer focused on ourselves. As our humility increases so does our recognition of Wisdom in all things.
Chapter 31 Tomorrow.
The Proverbs Project
For the next 30 days, I intend to read and reflect on one chapter in the book of Proverbs.