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Category: Proverbs

The Wisdom of Agur – Proverbs 30

Read the Passage: Proverbs 30 Source of Wisdom (30:1–9) In our first week of study, we noted that Solomon wrote most of the proverbs in this book. Yet, the book […]

General Wisdom – Proverbs 29

Read the Passage: Proverbs 29 Righteous Relationships (29:1–7) As is the case in the larger section of this book (i.e., Prov. 10–29), so here in this chapter we see that […]

Appetites and Wisdom – Proverbs 23

Read the Passage: Proverbs 23 Beware of Envy (23:1–8) Given mankind’s fallen nature, one of the temptations with which we often struggle is controlling our human appetites (e.g., food, drink, […]

Providence and Wisdom – Proverbs 21

Read the Passage: Proverbs 21 Providence, Plans, and Work (21:1–8) As with the other chapters in the current section of this book (cf. Prov. 10–29), Proverbs 21 contains a wide […]

Sovereignty and Wisdom – Proverbs 16

Read the Passage: Proverbs 16 Sovereignty and Free Will (16:1–9) As with most of the other chapters in this section of the book of Proverbs, so in chapter 16 many […]

The Way of Wisdom – Proverbs 14

Read the Passage: Proverbs 14 Reverence and Speech (14:1–10) The material in Proverbs chapters 10–29 is to some extent more scattered than the content of Proverbs 1–9, 30–31. This not […]

Excellence of Wisdom – Proverbs 8

Read the Passage: Proverbs 8 Availability of Wisdom (8:1–11) As he had done back in Prov. 1:20–21, so here in Proverbs 8:1–3 Solomon personifies wisdom as a wise woman standing […]

Perils of Foolishness – Proverbs 5

Read the Passage: Proverbs 5 Present Temptation (5:1–6) Back in Prov. 2:16 Solomon had noted that wisdom will “deliver you from the immoral woman, from the seductress who flatters with […]

The Security of Wisdom – Proverbs 4

Read the Passage: Proverbs 4 Heritage of Wisdom (4:1–13) Thus far in the book of Proverbs, Solomon has used the term “son” nine times, “father” two times, and “mother” one […]