I finished reading the book of Proverbs and I really did enjoy the truths and wisdom that I gained reading them.
The book of Proverbs can be summarised as providing wisdom according to these themes:
- Pursuit of Wisdom
- Relationships – spousal , parents and children
- Our Speech
- Work ethic
- Pursuit of righteousness and obeying God’s laws
Proverbs is a practical book dealing with the art of living, but at its core it bases practical wisdom solidly on the fear of the Lord.
Some of my favourite Proverbs are:
Proverbs 3:5,6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:9: Honour the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your crops then your barns will be filled to overflowing and your vats will brim over with new wine.
Proverb 4:23: Above all else guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life
Proverbs 6: 10,11: A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.
Proverbs 8:14: You will find true success when you find me, for I have insight into wise plans that are designed just for you. I hold in my hands living understanding, courage, and strength.
Proverbs 16:9: In their hearts h7umans plan their course, but the Lord estaqblishes their steps.
Proverbs 11:22: Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautifiul woman who shows no discretion.
Proverbs 16:3: Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.
Proverbs 18:10: The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Proverbs 18:22: He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favour from the Lord.