According to www.grammer.com, the definition of a proverb is:
A short, pithy statement of a general truth, one that condenses common experience into memorable form. Or, as defined by Miguel de Cervantes, “a short sentence based on long experience.”
For Soloman the last comment would be very true’ as he was known to be a wise man and he had a lot of experience dealing with the ways of people and the world. I find it interesting that this book still speaks volumes to this day. As we journey through the verses in Proverbs we are sure will find that his truths will not only speak to our minds, but our hearts as well.
Proverbs 1:1-6 (The Message)
1 These are the wise sayings of Solomon,
David’s son, Israel’s king—
Written down so we’ll know how to live well and right,
to understand what life means and where it’s going;
A manual for living,
for learning what’s right and just and fair;
To teach the inexperienced the ropes
and give our young people a grasp on reality.
There’s something here also for seasoned men and women,
still a thing or two for the experienced to learn—
Fresh wisdom to probe and penetrate,
the rhymes and reasons of wise men and women.
Have you ever thought that life would be so much simpler if someone would have given me a manual for my life? I have good news for you my friends there is one, the Bible is filled with pages of pages of words that can help us in ways that we never would have been able to deal with on our own and the Book of Proverbs breaks down those every day things that can get us down.
The words of Soloman are written down so that you can have a way to understand the things that are going on in the world and the best way to handle them. It can be difficult to know what to do, but by seeking someone who is more knowledgeable, we can find the answers that we need. Wisdom is the key, my friends, to understanding the things that are happening in the world and the best way to deal with day to day life.
Tomorrow we will start at the best place possible to find wisdom and that is with God.
Blessings to you and yours,
Universal Messenger of Joy