Most people would tell you they seek wisdom to make important decisions in their lives. However, many look for wisdom in the wrong places. They look toward celebrities, the wealthy, athletes, or even politicians to tell them what they should do and how they should live… instead of God.
God provides Proverbs as an important part of the scriptures to share the wisdom He gave Solomon with generations of His people throughout time. Carefully studied in the context of the whole Bible it is a fantastic place to seek wisdom and find it!
1 These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel.
2 Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline,
to help them understand the insights of the wise.
3 Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair.
4 These proverbs will give insight to the simple,
knowledge and discernment to the young.
5 Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser.
Let those with understanding receive guidance
6 by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
7 Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Proverbs is easy to read and apply and just as relevant to today as it was thousands of years ago. Human nature has not changed. Neither has God’s wisdom in how to deal with it.
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