The Proverbs of Solomon, the son of David…
So as to give astuteness to the simple,
and both perception and understanding to a young man;
for a wise man who hears these things will be wiser,
and the man of understanding will gain direction.
(Prov 1:1, 4-5)
This is the insight which he gives to the young child:
to fear those things with which sinners are threatened
and to desire those things prepared for the just.
St. Basil the Great, Homily on the Beginning of Proverbs