Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son’s name? Surely you know!
Some Trinitarians claim this verse refers a pre-incarnate Christ.
The Claim vs. The Facts
The facts show us that Trinitarians are resorting to their imaginations again.
Analysis of the Facts
The son in view is Solomon
Proverbs was written by Solomon concerning the topic of Wisdom which is personified as an espoused female. The underlying idea is that one who espouses this wisdom and does the will of God is a son of God.
Note what the Bible says about Solomon:
"Moreover, I tell you that the LORD will build a house for you. When your days are fulfilled that you must go to be with your fathers, that I will set up one of your descendants after you, who will be of your sons; and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build for Me a house, and I will establish his throne forever. I will be his Father and he shall be My son; and I will not take My lovingkindness away from him, as I took it from him who was before you. But I will settle him in My house and in My kingdom forever, and his throne shall be established forever." According to all these words and according to all this vision, so Nathan spoke to David. 1 Chronicles 17:10-15. See 2 Samuel 7:11-14
4 Yet, the LORD, the God of Israel, chose me from all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever. For He has chosen Judah to be a leader; and in the house of Judah, my father’s house, and among the sons of my father He took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel. Of all my sons (for the Lord has given me many sons), He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the Lord over Israel. He said to me, ‘Your son Solomon is the one who shall build My house and My courts; for I have chosen him to be a son to Me, and I will be a Father to him. 1 Chronicles 28:4-6
Now when Solomon became King and had built this House for the name of the LORD, he stated the God had fulfilled that particular promise to David:
“Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth to my father David and has fulfilled it with His hand, saying, ‘Since the day that I brought My people Israel from Egypt, I did not choose a city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house that My name might be there, but I chose David to be over My people Israel.’ Now it was in the heart of my father David to build a house for the name of the Lord, the God of Israel. But the Lord said to my father David, ‘Because it was in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was in your heart. Nevertheless you shall not build the house, but your son who will be born to you, he will build the house for My name.’ Now the Lord has fulfilled His word which He spoke; for I have risen in place of my father David and sit on the throne of Israel, as the Lord promised, and have built the house for the name of the Lord, the God of Israel. 1 Kings 8:15-20
Proverbs is about the Wisdom of God. Wisdom was something Solomon knew about. He asked God for Wisdom and was granted astounding Wisdom. In fulfillment of his promise to David, God was a Father to Solomon and Solomon was a son to God.
Once again, another Trinitarian claim is entirely based on their own unrestrained imaginations. All we need to do is check the facts and be informed. The "son" in question at Proverbs 30:4 is Solomon the author of Proverbs. Proverbs 30:4 contains the words of Augur who is speaking about Solomon to whom God gave great Wisdom.
In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs. The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly. Ecclesiastes 12:9-10
Related Links: Proverbs 8:22
Created: June 13, 2018
Last Revision/Update: June 13, 2018