Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 1 – 20170322

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Bible Study Notes

Proverbs 1:1  “…proverbs of Solomon the son of David…”
No reason to think that Solomon didn’t write them, although there are a couple which are ascribed to others.  Psalms is the same way.  Most were written by David so he is the one mentioned as the author.  Since it is a collection and not a single book or letter, multiple authors while recognizing a single majority one isn’t a problem.

2-6  Reason for the writing.

7  “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge…”
Acknowledging Almighty God is the first step in acquiring wisdom and knowledge.  To accept the fact that we are not the most important person.  He is the only one, true God, and He deserves all praise, glory, and honor.

10-19  “…everyone who is greedy for gain…”
Interesting that the actions of the sinners is that they will attack and kill others to gain what others have, as opposed to other sins, which eventually leads to their own destruction.  Greed holds no respect or compassion for others, only the desire to gain what is wanted.  Becomes an all encompassing obsession.

20-33  The call of wisdom.  Wisdom is all around, but many will not listen.  When destruction comes to those who wouldn’t listen, it will be too late.  Thoughts of what should have been done usually berate the mind, all because actions were taken in haste without thought of consequence.  Contrasted with those who will listen.  They may encounter hardship, but their relationship with God, the author of wisdom, ensures their continued safety and security.

I hope you enjoy reading and studying His word.  May it accomplish what He desires.  Please feel free to comment or post questions.  Thanks for reading!

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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