Prayers for the Week: Studying Proverbs

By Mike Ellis

Hello everyone, welcome to this week’s Prayers for the Week post. Starting today, we’re going to delve into the book of Proverbs. Studying Proverbs is something I’ve wanted to do for a while now, but haven’t committed to doing so before now. I don’t know how many weeks this particular study will go, but for the next several weeks I think we’ll explore some of the incredible testimony that can be learned from this book. For today, we’re going to focus on the beginning verses, listed below:

1The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
2 To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,
3 to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;
4 to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—
5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,
6 to understand a proverb and a saying,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction. ~ Proverbs 1:1-7 (ESV)

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