Proverbs 25:1–2 (ESV)

1 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied.

Here begins the third collection of proverbs in the book of Proverbs. As with the first collection, these proverbs are all connected to Solomon. This third collection was compiled on order of King Hezekiah.

God’s ways are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8–9). He knows that which is only darkness to us (Daniel 2:22; Job 28:27–28; 1 Kings 8:12). This makes the apostle Paul call out, “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!” God sovereignly decides if and when he wants to reveal something to us, and what to reveal. That is his glory.

But with kings and earthly rulers, the exact opposite applies. It is their glory to bring things to light. Remember that the Israelite kings were also the highest judges. They had to search matters out, find out the truth and make it known. Kings and judges should not let things remain hidden. Let us pray for governments that will not cover up matters of justice, but will rather search these matters out.