Proper use of Old Testament information in the Christian life


Solomon, the son of King David wrote the book of Proverbs to teach wisdom; to give the simple prudence and to the young man knowledge and purpose. Through Solomon’s writing they will learn wisdom and discipline to discern words of understanding. This discipline is to be prudent resulting in being righteous, just, and treating others with equality for one who is under the Mosaic Law.

1:1 Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, King of Israel.  To know wisdom and discipline 1:2 to discern words of understanding. 1:3 To receive discipline to be prudent; righteousness and justice and equality. 1:4 To give to [the] simple prudence; to a young man knowledge and purpose1. 1:5 A wise [man] listens and increases learning and one who understands acquires counsel2. 1:6 To understand a proverb and satire3; words of the wise, and riddles. 1:7 Fear of Jehovah [is a] beginning of knowledge. Fools despise wisdom and discipline.

A proverb is a saying or statement that is intended to convey or teach wisdom to the listener. Some of our English translations mix up a proverb with a parable, which is actually intended to hide truth, Matthew 13:10, 11. This can cause a lot of confusion because the book of Proverbs is not intended to hide wisdom, but reveal it so that the simply can understand […]

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