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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS

THE YOUNG GAINING KNOWLEDGE

WE ARE GOING TO START THE PROVERBS SO THAT WE ALL MIGHT GAIN SOME WISDOM.


PROVERBS 1:1-6

1The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 2for gaining wisdom and instruction;       for understanding words of insight;3for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,doing what is right and just and fair; 4for giving prudence to those who are simple,knowledge and discretion to the young 5let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance  6for understanding proverbs and parables,the sayings and riddles of the wise.

1: 1   What the book of Psalms is to prayer and devotional life, the book of Proverbs is to everyday life. Proverbs gives practical suggestions for effective living. This book is not just a collection of homey sayings; it contains deep spiritual insights drawn from experience. A proverb is a short, wise, easy-to-learn saying that challenges us to action. This is a book of common sense based on a biblical worldview. It shows the fruit of a life deeply rooted in a relationship with God. And conversely, it also shows how right actions keep us connected to God and strengthen our faith in him.


1: 1   Solomon, the third king of Israel, son of the great King David, reigned during Israel’s golden age. When God said he would give him whatever he wanted, Solomon asked for wisdom (1   Kings 3: 5-14). God was pleased with this request, and he not only made Solomon wise but also gave him great riches, power, and an era of peace. Solomon built the glorious temple in Jerusalem (1   Kings   6) and wrote and compiled most of the book of Proverbs.


1: 6   Riddles were thought-provoking questions that could be used to promote discussion and reflection on important topics.

Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible


ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and in reading and studying GODS word,gain knowledge and wisdom!

onthewayhomeministries.org by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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