Proverbs 1: 1-4
“The Proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:
To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice and judgment and equity; to give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.”
Solomon’s proverbial proverbs subsist of bywords, laments, and thought-provoking pronouncements. In totality, these proverbs are tools that will teach the reader skills necessary for a successful life. The Book of Proverbs is best read slowly and with determination, giving time to digest the multiple-choice topics contained within. The first nine chapters carefully clarify the title, purpose and motto of the book, exhorting the reader to know and understand the two ways of living: the way of wisdom and the way of folly.
So read, absorb, discipline and instill into your life the moral practices discussed here; they will lay a solid foundation for which you can live a most successful life.
Many thoughts and concepts for this study have been chosen and/or paraphrased from the Liberty Annotated Study Bible, KJV.