Proverbs: Book of Wisdom Bible Study Trivia Quiz
We can think of the Book of Proverbs as a guide to, or statement of, general truth or advice. King Solomon, noted for his wisdom, is attributed to writing the majority of the chapters in the book of Proverbs, with the remaining chapters being written by a group of unidentified men simply called “the wise” and several chapters by Agur and King Lemuel. Solomon’s reign of some 40 years, and the history of prosperity during this time, is a shining reflection of the quality of leadership he demonstrated.
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The wise saying in Proverbs are intended to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them to do what is right, just, and fair. Proverbs accomplishes something no other biblical book does: it simply compiles numerous short instructions for living an effective life on earth. While other books articulate profound theological truths, lengthy narratives of triumph and failure, or prophetic preaching to a disobedient people, Proverbs concerns itself completely with instructing people in the path of wisdom. We receive the moral discipline needed to live our lives successfully.
Like most wisdom literature, Proverbs is loaded with practical advice for everyday life; but unlike other biblical books that articulate profound theological truths, lengthy narratives of triumph and failures, or prophetic preaching to a disobedient people, Proverbs compiles numerous short instructions for living an effective life on earth. The writers recognize that the circumstances of a person’s life are varied in nature, and they provide principles to apply in a variety of situations rather than instructions to follow in only a few specific instances.
The book of Proverbs covers just about everything you should know about life in the real world. You will find that it addresses handling money, sex, marriage, and raising kids. It even covers the danger of cosigning loans and the proper etiquette for dinner meetings.
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