1:2 wisdom. The purpose of Proverbs is to guide the reader into wisdom, a word with many nuances. It is related to the intellect and the control of human behavior. It is a way of thinking about reality that enables one to pursue what is good in life. Through wisdom, God reveals what the values of life are and how they may be achieved.
instruction. The word suggests moral and intellectual discipline. It often means the learning of wisdom.
insight. Or discernment, the ability to read between the lines and make correct distinctions.