Proverbs 1:1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, King of Israel

Posted: November 1, 2020 in Proverbs 01, Proverbs 1:1
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What the book of Psalms is to prayer and devotional life, the book of Proverbs is to everyday life.  Proverbs gives partial 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 calls a person to action.  It doesn’t argue about basic spiritual and moral beliefs, it assumes we already hold them.  The book of Proverbs focuses on God, his character, works and blessings and it tells how we can live in close relationship to him.

Solomon the third king of Israel, son of the great King David, reigned during Israel’s golden age.  When God said he would give him whatever he wanted, he asked for an understanding heart (1Kings 3:5-14) God was pleased with this request, and he not only made Solomon wise but also gave him great riches and power and an era of peace.  Solomon built the glorious temple in Jerusalem and wrote most of the book of Proverbs.  His Profile is found in 1 Kings 4.

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