Today’s Reading – Proverbs 1-3
The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young— let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:1-7
Solomon asked for and received wisdom from God.
Solomon then takes the gift of wisdom he has received from God and shares it with everyone. The Wisdom Literature of the Bible is largely attributed to Solomon.
This is the lesson we learn from Solomon:
When God bestows a gift or a talent upon you it is our responsibility to share this gift with others in a way that brings glory and honor to God (This is not a ‘when’ as in I hope God does this – this is a ‘when’ because God has gifted each and everyone us uniquely).
Learn from Solomon’s wisdom. Become wise less you be made a fool.
And in the category of good things to know while reading Proverbs:
The Hebrew words translated fool in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denotes a person who is morally deficient.
The wise inherit honor, but fools get only shame. Proverbs 3:35
Tomorrow’s Reading – Proverbs 4-6