The Beginning Of Knowledge Proverbs 1:7 (KJV)
1. The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Isreal:
2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice and equity;
4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and descretion.
5. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation,;the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
7. The fear of the Lord is beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The use of the Proverbs.The lessons here given are plain, and likely to benefit those who feel their own ignorance, and their need to be taught. If young people take heed to their ways, according to Solomon’s Proverbs, they will gain knowledge and discretion. Solomon speaks of the most important points of truth, and a greater than Solomon is here. Christ speaks by his word and by his Spirit. Christ is the Word and the Wisdom of God, and he is made to us wisdom. (Matthew Henry )