A Study of Proverbs
© Jeanne E Webster
Proverbs 1:2…to know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding.
Wisdom is the key word in the book of Proverbs. It means skill in living, or success in living well. How can we live successfully? Learn from the Word of God. Instruction refers here to the moral discipline of one’s life whereas understanding is the ability to know truth from falsehood, good from bad, and what is important in life and what has no relevance at all.
Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly seeking wisdom every day of our lives. In the same context, we are learning what is truly important in our lives.
Have you ever read the classic book by John Bunyan, “Pilgrim’s Progress”? If not, why not make a point to pick up a copy and absorb the rich Biblical lessons so wonderfully illustrated? If you have read it, read it again. I’m going to. Why? I need a refreshing of those wordy pools of animations, lessons I seek each time I read it. Trust me, you will be blessed if you chance to sit a spell and chew on some good soul food found therein.
Living and learning go together like eating and sleeping…one enhances the other and both are necessary for a healthy life. As we share, I pray we will grow in love and understanding with one another as the Body of Christ was meant to do. Struggle, we must; but together we stand in the strength of the Lord.