The Purpose of Proverbs…

These proverbs were written to impart wisdom…

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” (Proverbs 9:10)

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.

To read Proverbs is to sit at the feet of a loving Father and glean from His words the treasures of wisdom.

Practical, powerful, and potent! Proverbs truly holds the answers you’ve been looking for.

King Solomon was a friend of God and as recorded in the Bible, one night in a dream, God came to Solomon and asked him,

“What do you want from me?”

The king gave the right response. He said, “I am a child; give me wisdom to do what is right and to lead your people.”

God answered that prayer and gave Solomon a gift of supernatural wisdom from above!

He composed music, wrote poetry, and gave us literature that drips with heaven’s wisdom—the book of Proverbs.

Read the pages of Proverbs: Wisdom from Above as a miner would search for hidden treasure, like one hungry and searching for satisfying food.

You will find it all here!

Within the divinely anointed compilation of Proverbs, there is a deep well of wisdom to reign in life and to succeed in our destinies.

The kingdom of God is brought to the earth as we implement the heavenly wisdom of Proverbs.
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Wednesday, Sept 07
To Know Wisdom Meditations on Proverbs…
by D. Marion Clark

THE LIMIT OF PROVERBS

“The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel.”
— Proverbs 1:1

This first verse is instructive. These proverbs are the results of Solomon’s writings and his collection of ancient sayings.

Consider this description of Solomon in 1 Kings 10:23:

“Thus King Solomon excelled all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom. And the whole earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put into his mind.”

We know this is the result of God answering his prayer for wisdom to govern his people.

Because Solomon asked for wisdom, God granted wisdom and riches and fame.

Solomon became a success, but like many who do achieve it, success becomes its own seductress.

He became famous not only for wisdom but for his lavish lifestyle.

Though he will warn young men in his proverbs of the danger of the forbidden woman, he will fall in love and marry “many foreign women…from the nations concerning which the Lord has said…You shall not enter into marriage with them…”

He built and maintained grand building projects but at the expense of reducing his people to slave-like labor, so that their hardship became the grounds for a rebellion that split the kingdom.

Finally, his foreign wives “turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father” (1 Kings 11:4).

Let our first lesson in Proverbs be that it is not enough to hear wise sayings and to discipline ourselves to follow them, for we do not have the power to change our hearts, much less to remove them from the bondage of sin.

That is the work of the Holy Spirit.

Let us cling to Christ; let us go daily to the mercy throne of God; let us pray for the Spirit to daily strengthen us and sanctify us.

These proverbs give us direction; they reveal the wisdom of the path of life. But no self-effort can suffice to follow that path.

It is Christ who must be our Entrance to the path and our constant Pillar of Cloud and Fire to lead us.

And it is the Spirit who must enable us to walk obediently.

Pray even now that, as you learn wisdom, God’s Spirit will enable you to live what you learn.
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Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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