"The proverbs of Solomon the son of David;
to know wisdom and instruction;
to perceive the words of understanding"
If we could take in and remember the teachings
of Solomon's proverbs, we would be so shewd!
No situation would ever catch us out, and no trial or temptation take us by surprise.
Seldom would we be deceived
or beguiled by subtlety or cunning,
because these amazing miniature parable would prepare us for all the twists of human nature and behavior.
The Hebrew for proverb,
simply describes a short, pithy statement in general use.
The Hebrew term for proverb means a comparison, a parable, or an illustration.
In the Bible it is also translated parable on many occasions. It can even refer to a taunting challenge, and this is the purpose of many statements in the Book of Proverbs.
Solomon says his aim is to bring us "to know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding."
These provers are devised to enable us to handle life. They show where the traps of sin are hidden,
and how to recognize them.
They instruct on the "how to" of decision-making.
They teach skills.
Are you interested in Godly skills?
Do you ever wish you could handle life a little better?
Do you believe God's wisdom will enable you to see what needs to be changed in your life, enpower you to change and give you the grace you need in order to successfully make those necessary changes?
Consider His Word.
How about opening the Proverbs and committing a verse to memory today.
Think about it!
Hold fast to what you know to be true from God's Word.
Meditate on it.
Submit to it with love and obedience.
Remember counsels, warnings and
encouragements that come from God.
Treasure them in your heart
that you may be firmly established in the faith.
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