My mom keeps telling me to read the bible, claiming that in case there are some things in life I don’t understand, the bible will reveal the answers to me. She then specifically mentioned that I start with the book of Proverbs.
But I grew up putting off this activity, until now. Today, I decide to read Proverbs chapter per chapter, and blog about how the message fit into my life’s current events. Should you wish to follow my thoughts on this book, come by my page from time to time. I’ll blog in between experiences.
To quote the book,
Purpose and Theme
1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
2 for gaining wisdom and instruction;
for understanding words of insight;
3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
doing what is right and just and fair;
4 for giving prudence to those who are simple,[a]
knowledge and discretion to the young—
5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance—
6 for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.[b]
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools[c] despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1 is telling us the purpose of this chapter. And that is, for us to gain wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. But why? What do we need to understand and know, and for what reason? What’s in it for us? Why do we need to do what’s right and just and fair? Why do we need to be prudent? What do we mean by “the fear of the Lord” and how can it ignite knowledge?
Wooh, too many questions for one chapter alone. If you have any thoughts, please place them in the comments 🙂