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PROVERBS The Book of Wisdom. POETICAL BOOKS Title of the book The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel (Proverbs 1:1). lv;m' From the.

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1 PROVERBS The Book of Wisdom

2 POETICAL BOOKS

3 Title of the book The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel (Proverbs 1:1). lv;m' From the root word

4 Proverbs 1:2-4 2 To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding, 3 To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity; 4 To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,

5 Proverbs 1:5-6 5 A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel, 6 To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.

6 Exodus 28:2-3 2 "And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. 3 "And you shall speak to all the skillful persons whom I have endowed with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister as priest to Me.

7 Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction. A Fear that Drives Away A Fear that brings Wonder

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9 Outline of Proverbs

10 Themes in the Proverbs The way of Wisdom The way of Wisdom 11 I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths. 12 When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; And if you run, you will not stumble. (Proverbs 4:11-12). 13 Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life. 14 Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not proceed in the way of evil men. (Proverbs 4:13-14). 15 Avoid it, do not pass by it; Turn away from it and pass on. 16 For they cannot sleep unless they do evil; And they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble. (Proverbs 4:15- 16). 17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, And drink the wine of violence. 18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day. 19 The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know over what they stumble. (Proverbs 4:17-19). 20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart. (Proverbs 4:20-21). 22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their whole body. 23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. (Proverbs 4:22-23).

11 Themes in the Proverbs The way of Wisdom The way of Wisdom Principles of Work Principles of Work 2 Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death. 3 The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will thrust aside the craving of the wicked. 4 Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich. (Proverbs 10:2-4). He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully. (Proverbs 10:5). Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.(Proverbs 10:26). Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men. (Proverbs 10:26).

12 Themes in the Proverbs The way of Wisdom The way of Wisdom Principles of Work Principles of Work Skilled work will lead to success Skilled work will lead to success Diligent work will lead to success Diligent work will lead to success The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway. (Proverbs 15:19) Go to the ant, O sluggard Observe her ways and be wise, Which, having no chief, Officer, or ruler; Prepares her food in the summer, And gathers her provisions in the harvest. (Proverbs 15:19)

13 Themes in the Proverbs The way of Wisdom The way of Wisdom Principles of Work Principles of Work Principles of Business and Finance Principles of Business and Finance 27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in your power to do it. 28 Do not say to your neighbor, "Go, and come back, And tomorrow I will give it," When you have it with you. (Proverbs 3:27-28). He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf. (Proverbs 3:27-28).

14 Themes in the Proverbs The way of Wisdom The way of Wisdom Principles of Work Principles of Work Principles of Business and Finance Principles of Business and Finance Principles of Spiritual Speech Principles of Spiritual Speech For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down. (Proverbs 26:20).

15 Proverbs 22: Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease. 11 He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend. 12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man. 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside; I shall be slain in the streets!" 14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; He who is cursed of the LORD will fall into it.

16 Proverbs 13:1-3 1 A wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. 2 From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence. 3 The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

17 The Excellent Wife Proverbs 31:10-31 She conducts her affairs in such a way as to instill trust on the part of her husband (31:11) She conducts her affairs in such a way as to instill trust on the part of her husband (31:11) She is both hard-working and efficient She is both hard-working and efficient She is not afraid to engage in business She is not afraid to engage in business Praise is given both to her husband as well as to her Praise is given both to her husband as well as to her

18 Lessons from the Proverbs The Universal need for Wisdom The Universal need for Wisdom The Universal Arena of Wisdom The Universal Arena of Wisdom What is Wise is also what is Good What is Wise is also what is Good Principles rather than Promises Principles rather than Promises A real view of the real world A real view of the real world Christians are called to be street-smart Christians are called to be street-smart

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