As we close the book of Psalms we open the book of wisdom, Proverbs. A proverb is a simple and concrete saying that is popularly known by the culture and often repeated. Proverbs expresses a truth, based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity. An example of a commonly known proverb is “Pride comes before the fall”, of course, that proverb comes from the great book of Proverbs 16:18. These proverbs were written by King Solomon, but not all of them. Some were written by Agur, Lemuel and many anonymous sages.
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.