Overview explanation of
the Book of PROVERBS
"Woven into human fabric is the desire to learn and understand. Our mind sets us apart from animals, and we analyze, conceptualize, theorize, discuss, and debate everything from science to the supernatural. We build schools, institutes, and universities, where learned professors can teach us about the world and about life.
The wisest man who ever lived, Solomon, left us a legacy of written wisdom in three Biblical volumes: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. In these books, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he gives practical insights and guidelines for life.
The Book of Proverbs
is a collection of these wise statements.
A proverb is a short, concise sentence the conveys moral truth. The main theme of proverbs, as we might expect, is the nature of true wisdom. Prov. 1:7
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and instruction".
Proverbs covers a wide range of topics, including:
Youth and discipline - family life - self'control - resisting temptation - business matters - words and the tongue - knowing God - marriage - seeking truth - wealth and poverty - immorality, and, of course, wisdom.
These proverbs contain a holy mixture of common sense
and timely warnings.
Although thay are not meant to teach doctrine, a person who follows their advice will walk closely with God.
The word proverb comes from a Hebrew worthat means
"to rule or to govern"
These sayings, reminders, and admonitions provide
profound advice for governing our lives.
As you read proverbs, understand that
knowing God is the key to wisdom.
Listen to the thoughts and lessons
from the world's wisest man.
Apply these truths to you life.
Don't just read these proverbs...
ACT ON THEM !