Proverbs 5:1

1 My child, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding,

Proverbs 5:1 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 5:1

My son, attend unto my wisdom
Not the wisdom of the world or of the flesh, worldly wisdom and carnal policy; but spiritual and evangelical wisdom; such as one that is greater than Solomon has in him, even Christ; "for in him are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge", ( Colossians 2:3 ) ; and which he teaches and communicates to others, even all proper instructions for conduct in life: the Gospel, and each of the doctrines of it, which are "the wisdom of God in a mystery", ( 1 Corinthians 2:7 ) : these every child of God, and disciple of Christ, ought carefully and diligently to attend unto; [and] bow thine ear to my understanding:
listen attentively to those things which I have, and give an understanding of, even things divine and spiritual; the understanding of which is of the utmost moment and importance.

Proverbs 5:1 In-Context

1 My child, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding,
2 so that you may hold on to prudence, and your lips may guard knowledge.
3 For the lips of a loose woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil;
4 but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol.