His proverbs are not, therefore, mere bits of theory, like many wise words we see; they were all wrought out in the crucible of actual experience.
Some of his words mark dangers: "Don't turn this way!
Stedman: Life is simply too big for us to handle by ourselves.
No matter how good the advice seems to be, if it isn't consistent with what God has told us, it is not to be trusted.
Whether or not we ever come to solve the problems aired in the other two books, we can still come to terms with this world.
We don't have to opt out and spend the whole of our lives thinking.
It is wonderful also that while Solomon himself wandered so far from God, there is not in all his writings a single word that excuses his sins.