Summer in Proverbs (part 1)

Will Sohnchen

The Bible is written with the understanding that the Creator has placed an order in His world that can be discovered. The book of Proverbs captures these lessons in compact, memorable sayings passed down from the wisest among Israel’s elders. Many of these sayings come from Solomon, a king renowned for his wisdom. You can read the story of how he obtained his wisdom in 1 Kings 4:29-34. The proverbs which Solomon and others have written are especially designed to help younger people avoid common pitfalls and find the path to prosperity, health and security.

Each Sunday throughout the summer we will look at a different part of life to see how God’s wisdom is applied. For example: How is God’s wisdom applied to money or friendships or ambition? What does wisdom have to say about how to raise a family or how to speak in a way that people stand up and take note?

As we go through this series, we want to ensure that we are faithful to the theme of the book of Proverbs: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”