The first nine chapters of Proverbs were written by Solomon. Solomon asked for wisdom and God granted him great wisdom so it seems obvious that we should do all we can to glean the wisdom he recorded for us to benefit from. Here is a simple reduction of some of the proverbs we read today: (these are the things that make us wise)
3:1-12 – Solomon exhorts us to trust and honor God
3:13-18 – Wisdom has great value
3:19-26 – Wisdom has infinite power
3:27-35 – Be kind to others
4:1-9 – Family instruction is very valuable
4:10-19 – Warning about keeping bad company
4:20-27 – Watch your step!
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.