Wise Sayings

The Book of Proverbs begins in this manner, “The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel” (Proverbs 1:1).
The Book of Ecclesiastes begins in much the same manner, “The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem” (Ecclesiastes 1:1; See also Ecclesiastes 1:12).
Solomon saw himself as a preacher first, as the son of David second, and as the king of Israel third. Consider: How do we think of Solomon? We think of him as a preacher. When we quote him, we quote his wise words on daily living. We know some about him as a king, but very little in comparison to the words of wisdom he spoke.
The proverbs of Solomon are not merely the proverbs of Solomon, but these wise sayings come from his wisdom, which God gave him.
I try to read a chapter of the Book of Proverbs daily, reading a chapter that corresponds to the day of the month. On some days, I read those chapters with my fellow-worker, Nathan House, and we talk about what we have read and then we find a proverb in that reading that we think we need to live and we pray about it.
Do the same thing and watch your life grow in richness.

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