In his excellent commentary on Proverbs and an article about Proverbs and theology of the Old Testament, Dr. Waltke lists these truths about God that are taught in Deuteronomy, the prophetic books, and Proverbs.
THE SAME LORD
Also the wise men ascribe the same attributes and actions to Yahweh as those ascribed to him by the prophets.
According to both circles He is
- the Creator of the cosmos (Deut. 10:14; Isa. 40:21-22; Prov. 3:19-20) and
- [Creator] of all mankind (Deut. 4:32; Isa. 42:5; Prov. 14:31; 29:13).
- He is the same living God who will avenge wrong (Deut. 32:35, 40-41; Nahum 1:2; Prov. 25:21-22) and
- the same spiritual Being who comforts men and knows man's ways (Deut. 23:14; Jer. 16:17; Prov. 5:21; 15:3).
According to both, He…
o is the sovereign Lord directing history (Deut. 4:19; 29:4, 26; Isa. 45:1-13; Prov. 16:1-9, 33; 19:21; 20:24 et passim) and
o is yet present in it,
§ withholding and giving rain (Deut. 11:13-17; Hag. 1: 10-11; Prov 3:9-10),
§ disciplining His children (Deut. 8:5; Isa. 1:4-6; Prov. 3:11-12), and
§ in His mercy answering their prayers (Deut. 4:29-31; Isa. 56: 7; Prov. 15:8, 29).
According to both sources He is
o merciful (Deut. 4:31; 30:8; Isa. 63:7; Prov. 28:13),
o delights in justice and hates iniquity (Deut. 10:17; Isa. 1:16-17;Prov 11:1; 17:15), and
o has aesthetic-ethical sensibilities (Deut. 22:4-11; 23:10-14; Jer. 32:35; Prov. 3:32; 6:16-19; 11:20; 15:9 et passim).
To put the matter the other way around, there is no difference between the way God is described in the prophetic literature and the way He is described in the Book of Proverbs.