Proverbs 2:6-10
Prov 2:6 (KJB)
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Here is the only source for wisdom for the believer. The world has its own wisdom. (1 Cor 3:19 KJV) For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. Whenever anyone partakes in the wisdom of the world, they are setting themselves up for destruction. The Lord Himself is the only source of true untainted wisdom. The wisdom of the world is pervasively tainted by sin. The wisdom of God is absolutely pure and is not defiled by anything. True knowledge and understanding about God can only come from God and truth about Christian living can only come from God Himself. As we continue to grow in wisdom, we simultaneously realize that this growth in wisdom comes from God Himself. Spiritual growth is a gift of God to those who earnestly seek His wisdom.
Prov 2:7 (KJB)
He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
Layeth up - Stores up as hidden treasure
Buckler - Shield
Those who live lives of uprightness will benefit from the hidden store of wisdom God has for them. God gives this wisdom to them so they are able to continue to grow in knowledge and understanding. To those that walk uprightly, God is also a shield for them. He protects them from the arrows of the ungodly who seek to bring a Christian down to their level. God will protect the godly so their testimonies will stay intact as they are attacked or when the ungodly attempt to entice them to do evil things. (2 Sam 22:31 KJV) As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. Those who are saved will truly experience the protection of the Lord and I can almost guarantee with certainty there will be many times God will protect us and we will not even know that He did it.
Prov 2:8 (KJB)
He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
Keepeth - To watch over
Judgment - Justice or ordinances
Preserveth - Exercise great care or guard
God continually watches over the ways of His people. Here we are told that He carefully watches over the believers during any process of justice they must partake of so their integrity will remain steady. Not only does He watch over us in the paths of justice, he guards the steps of the believer. (1 Pet 1:5 KJV) Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. We are kept by the power of God. As we continue to walk in biblical integrity God will protect the feet of His saints. It is when we move outside the circles of obedience, is when God begins to remove His hand to show us that we are walking on the wrong path. It is not like He is letting us go, but He wants to bring us back into the way of holiness. (Psa 34:15 KJV) The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. God continually watches over His Elect as he will never let us go to far.
Prov 2:9 (KJB)
Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
Equity - Level path or uprightness
Wisdom in the hearts of God’s people give them a working understanding of the discernment between what is good and what is bad. It indwells us so that we are able to deal properly with our fellow man while understanding the workings of righteousness and justice. Then we will also understand the makings of a level path. When the Lord Jesus Christ was presented at the River Jordan to John, he made the statement that all valleys will be lifted up and all mountains will be made low. Wisdom levels the playing field of this world. What seems like a mountain to us, is really a plain to wisdom if we follow Godly wisdom. The valleys also look like something which cannot be crossed because of depth but it too is not a problem for wisdom because it raises the ground so we may cross. Wisdom will guarantee that we will know every good path that our lives should take and therefore we can prevent any destructive paths which may bring us down. Righteousness, judgment, and equity were found in Proverbs 1:3 bringing a harmony to the book of Proverbs.
Prov 2:10 (KJB)
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
Pleasant - Lovely
Here God is stating that wisdom enters our heart and it is not just a head knowledge. Wisdom is a way of life for the true believer. The knowledge of God always brings about a loveliness in our soul and that love is focused upon the Lord Jesus Christ who is the source of true wisdom for the true believer. It is God who opens up the spiritual understanding of the believer by the indwelling Holy Spirit. The world despises the wisdom of God because it has its own counterfeit substitute but the believer treasures that wisdom because as we grow in it, we see how much higher than the world’s way of thinking is the wisdom of God.