I feel that it’s best to keep in mind that the book of Proverbs is a collection of generalised wise sayings. Consequently, the spiritual benefit of reading and understanding the principles found in ‘Proverbs’, can only occur, once you have a relationship with Jesus.
In today’s study, I found these words written by Selwyn, to be worth repeating here: “Seek wisdom so that you might more effectively represent Jesus Christ. And beware of legalism that soul-destroying attitude that takes greater pleasure in principles than in the Person who is behind them – our Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
If you still don’t know Him then bow your head this very moment, repent of every sin you have committed and quietly surrender your heart and life into His hands. Committing your way to God is the beginning of wisdom; continued trust in Him will see it develop and grow.”
Finally, this is one great verse from Proverbs (9:10, NLT): “Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.”
[Tomorrow, we start the Sept/Oct issue of Every Day with Jesus: ‘His Story – Our Story’. Mick Brooks (Consulting Editor, CWR), says in his introduction: “In this issue of Every Day with Jesus, we explore with Selwyn the plans and purposes of God. Our lives, because of Jesus, have great meaning – each of our individual ‘stories’ has been taken by God and woven into His great salvation story. In the Bible, we see this great storyline unfolding in which we all have a part to play.”
Looks like a great issue – do you have any early thoughts on this topic?]