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The Wisdom of Proverbs

At a recent Requiem, part of Proverbs was read.  Having not recognized the selection, I confessed to another I am not familiar with Proverbs.  I had read portions in the past when I used "The Bible in One Year" for my devotions, but I do not remember much, if any, of it.  So I'm adding reading from Proverbs to my daily reading and devotions.  We'll just consider it part of my summer reading list in preparation for seminary.

One thing I do remember about the author of Proverbs, King Solomon, was that when he was visited by the Lord in a dream, the Lord asked what he might give Solomon.  He responded, "Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?"  The Lord was pleased to find such wisdom in a young child and new ruler.

Chapter One of Proverbs talks about learning, instruction and the wisdom that can be gained from both.  Warnings are issued about the company one keeps.  And a clear call is extended to seek God only, know wisdom fully, and to do good always.  "How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?" (Prov 1: 22) 

I will pray for wisdom like Solomon, and the grace of God, always. 


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May. 7th, 2009 11:53 am (UTC)
I wrote a verse for Highland Cathedral
using that part of Proverbs
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