Proverbs is a teacher’s manual, written by a father, to a father for the instruction of his sons and daughters. The Proverbs are more accurate than economists, more insightful than sociologists, more practical than your teachers, more helpful than your own heart, and more enlightening than your personal experience. A proverb is a simple phrase to explain a complex subject.
In Proverbs, God is glorifying Himself through wisdom, so that He might demonstrate His superior goodness in the salvation sinners, the damnation of the wicked, and for the preservation of His people for His eternal glory, and their eternal joy.
A plurality of authors and copyists took part in producing the book of Proverbs:
Many of the Proverbs were either written or collected by Solomon sometime during his reign (971–931 B.C.). The book was probably put into its final form during the reign of Hezekiah (716–687 B.C.).
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.”
“Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.”
What verse summarizes the book of Proverbs?
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Prov. 1:7).
The book of Proverbs tells the sluggard to consider the ways of what insect?
The ant (Prov. 6:6–8).
What are the seven things which are an abomination to the Lord?
Which chapter of Proverbs contrasts Wisdom with the foolish woman?
Which chapter of Proverbs contains the words of Agur?
Where is the virtuous woman described in Proverbs?