Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Chapter A Day - Proverbs 1

Proverbs 1 introduces the book of Proverbs. This first chapters lays out the purpose of Proverbs, states wisdom's foundation, and provides a warning if one does not receive wisdom.

Observations and Highlights
Written primarily by Solomon - considered one of the wisest men.
A wise man will hear and increase learning - we must be willing to seek and accept Godly counsel, even if it's not what we want to hear

The foundation of wisdom is the fear of the Lord (v7).

A fool is not one who is mentally deficient, but one who is arrogant and self sufficient and orders his life as if there was no God.


This first chapter is a bit hard to decipher and capture in an easy to read format. But stick with me, it will become easier as we do this.
What sticks out for you from Chapter 1?

2 comments:

  1. I have been praying for God's wisdom, guidance and will. Your Proverbs reading challenge is exactly what I need to do. Chapter 1 says to me to have absolute great reverence for God which is the beginning of knowledge. The importance of listening and obeying the Christian teachings given by our parents. My mother sacrificed much to send me to catholic school in my grade school years which I am grateful. My husband and I have prayed and strived to instill God's teachings into our children. We have witnessed God's power in their lives. This chapter is instructing to me that I must listen to God's loud voice of wisdom, humble myself and repent for my sins...to be careful not to listen to the advise of sinful people. Thank you for sharing your blog with me! May the Lord continue to bless everyone who is following your blog! Jennifer Siaotong

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    1. Jennifer - I'm so glad this blog can be a vehicle for you to dig in to God's Word further. That is my sole intention as I write with God's leading.

      Blessings to you my friend.

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