Solomon, being taught of David and being gifted with the gift of wisdom which God had given him, realized that wisdom and knowledge of the things of God should bring a person even closer to God; and therefore, keep him from failure and ruin.
Guard your Heart
Proverbs 4: 1-27
Biblical authors claim that the kings of Israel and Judah were divinely chosen and that they were expected to abide by the Mosaic covenant (see, for example, Deut 17:14-17, 1Sam 8-12, 1Kgs 2:3-4). Thus, Israelites saw their king as an agent of God, ruling on