David wrote many psalms, words of praise and devotion. David’s times were full of trouble and turmoil. David was constantly under attack of one kind or another. When we are under pressure we have to rely on what we already know because learning doctrine while under pressure is much more difficult then learning it while under an atmosphere of rest.
David learned while at rest out in the pasture with the sheep.
Now we have Solomon whose reign was prosperous and relatively peaceful. David had put all the enemies in their place and had earned their respect and fear giving Solomon a reign of peace. Solomon concentrates on the words of instruction.
The name David, means daring, beloved, loved.
The name Solomon, means peace or peaceful.
The subject of the book of Proverbs is, instruction.
Therefore this book begins with the subject of instruction, which leads to peace in ones life, because we are loved by God, who is King over all that is.
Christ’s victory on the Cross established Hs title, King of kings. That victory put aside the conflict of the angelic conflict, and opened up an era of peace. Peace in the sense that we now have the complete canon of scripture and have the longest dispensation within which to learn Bible doctrine to the fullest. We have the first opportunity to learn the full realm of Gods word and plan.
Israel, is the nation of God. It includes all believers in Christ. It includes all believers in the promised Messiah or Savior, who is Jesus Christ. Therefore all people from the time of Adam, until now, and until the end of human history, to have or will believe in the Savior Jesus Christ, belong to the nation of God.
In Psalm 138:2, we are told that God has magnified his word above his name. And the reason the word of God has a greater importance than the name of God, is because that is the only means of our learning of God, and access to God.
Therefore, in order to have a successful relationship with God, you have to learn Bible doctrine.
To learn Bible doctrine requires a daily study, from instruction. Bible doctrine is not something that you can learn on your own, and gain the full spectrum of all of the knowledge and understanding and wisdom contained within it.
If you do not accept instruction, you do not learn.
If you do not learn, you do not understand.
If you do not understand, you will not have wisdom.
Without doctrine, learned from instruction, the only thing you will have is a pretended and phony spiritual life, which is an empty spiritual life.