While other parts of Scripture show the glory of the Christian’s high calling, Proverbs instructs in detail how to walk in and be worthy of this calling. A treasure trove of divine wisdom, Proverbs challenges readers to actively seek its priceless truths about daily living. Charles Bridge’s classic work provides the map. He divides Proverbs into three general sections, interpreting each nugget of instruction canonically—that is, as an organic part of the Bible as a whole—and evangelically—that is, assuming the change of heart through the Holy Spirit’s regenerating action about which evangelical theology is explicit—and practically—that is, as a guide to wise and godly behavior in all human relationships. With Bridge’s stimulating insights as a guide, you will find Proverbs to be a rare and extraordinary book which impresses on your heart the importance of faith’s fundamentals, the value of self-discipline, and the impact of bringing everything under the Word of God.
Charles Bridges (1794–1869) was a well-known and prominent leader of the Evangelical Party in the Church of England. He is best remembered for his Old Testament commentaries and The Christian Ministry, his 1829 treatise on pastoral ministry that remains influential today.