This is a favorite phrase of the Psalms, “Make you face to shine” is found in several places throughout the Psalms. Here we have it as a request asked while waiting for deliverance to come.
What is it that someone gets for all their work? A pension check, a happy retirement, what is the fruit of our labor? Well, you can see why Solomon would think these things vain.
The foolishness of the second five is related to their preparation. Apparently, they thought they could get away with a poorly maintained lamp. They didn’t.
Proverbs 2:1-22 is our subject today. Here we are introduced fully into the School of Wisdom. Our father/teacher instructs us on our conduct in the school.