Today many across the world will celebrate Epiphany or Three Kings Day marking the supposed day that the three wise men from the east came bearing gifts asking ““Where is the one who is born king of the Jews? For we…have come to worship him.” [Matt 2]. Upon finding this infant King Jesus they “bowed down and worshiped him. They opened their treasure boxes” [and presented three precious gifts] of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
As we open Proverbs we begin with three precious gifts God places before us “wisdom and moral instruction, and to discern wise counsel” [Prov 1] so that we may be “a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,” [2Ti 2:15] Gleaning these precious gifts begins when we fear or reverence the Lord God Almighty and “seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness” [Matt 6]. The contrast is presented in the fool who despises wisdom and instruction. The admonition as to how this is accomplished is given in vs 8 “Listen…to the instruction from your father; do not forsake the teaching from your mother.”
Today which of these three Proverbs gifts do you have to present to him as you worship him “…so that the extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us” [2Co 4:7]?