Portraits from Proverbs (01)

Introduction

Welcome to a new series that I’ve want to do for a long time. I’ve always enjoyed the Book of Proverbs. Today, we begin a new series called Portraits in Proverbs. Here is some of what we’ll be looking at in the days ahead:

  • Wisdom Personified
  • The Wise Man and the Fool
  • The Righteous and The Wicked
  • The Sluggard
  • The Strange Woman
  • The Scorner
  • The Simple
  • The Young Man
  • The Godly Wife

As you can see, Proverbs often contrasts characters to help you understand them. That’s why we’ll be presenting some of the portraits in pairs.

Bible Reading

Pro 1:1-8 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; (2) To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; (3) To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; (4) To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. (5) A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: (6) To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. (7) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (8) My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

What Are We After?

The Book of Proverbs was originally written by a father to his son to help him become a person of godly character. Solomon also wrote it to help his son deal with life life’s problem people. We’re going to pursue those same goals. Hopefully, you’ll examine you’re own character as you read through this series. You’ll also learn how to better respond to the difficult people in your life.

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