Proverb for the Day 31:1 — The Final Word!

The sayings of King Lemuel—an oracle his mother taught him:

This is the second of only two chapters in Proverbs not attributed to Solomon (see 30:1). It contains things King Lemuel learned from his mother.

We do not actually know who King Lemuel was (his name means “belonging to God”).
Although many have suggested it is simply another name for Solomon, himself (he is called by another name – Jedidiah – in 2 Sa 12:25).

Either way, whoever Lemuel was, this chapter is still a message from his mother.  While most chapters in Proverbs are directed to “my son” from a male perspective, the last chapter comes from a mother – a woman’s perspective.

I find it so interesting that momma gets the last word! The guys can talk all they want – but in the end, momma will finish the discussion.