Chapter 25 begins talking more about leadership. Many of these proverbs are about the king – how to be a good leader, or about how to act in the presence of the king.
One of the hardest proverbs to understand is verse 2 – God conceals things, but the king’s job is to search them out. This does not mean that God hides everything, but more that there are things in life that require questioning, and searching, and investigation. This can be things that happen under our leadership, or things in creation. One of the most important things a growing leader will do is ask questions. I heard recently that Jesus asked over 80 questions in the Bible. Questions provoke people to think and can get to the heart of the matter. Questions also help a leader to grow, if he or she is asking the right questions. Great leader are learners, and always asking questions, learning more, and growing. Also, if you want to find future leaders, look for the people who ask questions, and are not content with what they already know and the way things already are.
There is much to learn – let us search them out, and follow Jesus every step of the way!