Proverbs 3 emphasises a father’s concern that his son lives a life of trusting the Lord. Coupled with this is his desire that his son be trustworthy. We can summarise vv. 1–12 as “trusting and trustworthy.” The father knew that God is trustworthy and he wanted to pass that knowledge to his son. We will study these verses under two major headings: (1) the command to trust (vv. 1–4), and (2) the consequences of trust (vv. 5–12).