Showing posts with label Proverbs 1. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Proverbs 1. Show all posts

Monday, September 1, 2014

Proverbs 1 Sept 2014

Let us examine the first book of Proverbs today. Life is too complex for any individual to handle all by himself.

King Solomon talks to us as an experienced loving father. Pointing us away from the wrong paths to the right, he states the purpose and theme of proverbs, "For gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight." This is not the worldly wisdom he is talking about - rather Godly wisdom.

A key point to notice here is that, this sort of Godly wisdom is attainable by those who do not possess it. Without holding it back, he gives the secret away:

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

If I am ignoring God's wisdom, then I am a fool.

He portrays Lady Wisdom as the most beautiful woman, calling us to follow her into her house - to the place of victory and achievement and success in life.

King Solomon has caught my attention using his introduction, and let me listen to what he has to say in those coming verses.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Proverbs 1 Mar 2014

The wise sayings of King Solomon are written down for us to live well and right. These writings should be treated as a manual for living. The Book of Proverbs is presented in the Bible for the reader to receive wisdom, justice, judgment and equity.
  1. We should always start with God - by bowing down to Him. 
  2. Pay close attention to what our father tells us, and remember those things we learned at our mother's knees. 
  3. We should never go along with bad companions, hurting others. 
  4. Listen to what Lady Wisdom has to tell us. 
  5. Lady Wisdom is ready to pour out her spirit and tell us all she knows. 
  6. Those who laugh at the counsel of Lady Wisdom will never find her in time of need, however hard they look. 
  7. Carelessness kills and complacency is equivalent to murder. 
  8. Once we pay attention to Lady Wisdom, we can relax as we are in good hands.