To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion – Proverbs 1:4
Subtilty is used in the Bible as a positive virtue as well as negative. When rendered as prudent, it’s positive, but when used as crafty, it’s negative. Wisdom will give a young man or woman who is easily lead astray or gullible the knowledge and the wisdom of how to turn from anything or anyone that would try to influence them in actions that are contrary to what they have been taught by their parents like ethics and morals.
To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity – Proverbs 1:3
In order to get wisdom, the individual must accept instructions, as well as inquire. As Christians, we need wisdom to live and achieve in this world; as well as need spiritual wisdom pertaining to the things of God. One can be gullible naturally and spiritually, to be gullible in either one can be detrimental. We can be given advice, guidance and direction.
To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding – Proverbs 1:2
God’s desire for His people is to be wise, this is why He has given us an instruction manual, called the Bible. It will give us instructions for developing our personal relationship with God, friends, spouse, family and co-workers. Wisdom is to discern what or what not to do and when to do it.