Wisdom

Wisdom

God asked Solomon what he should give him and he answered “Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?”(1 Kings 3:9, NRSV)

As we begin the series New Wine: Seeds of Hope, Trinkets of Wisdom with Proverbs 1:1-7; Pastor Ruth gives us an introduction to Proverbs.

Reading: Proverbs 1:1-7

The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

Prologue

For learning about wisdom and instruction,
for understanding words of insight,

for gaining instruction in wise dealing,
righteousness, justice, and equity;

to teach shrewdness to the simple,
knowledge and prudence to the young—

let the wise also hear and gain in learning,
and the discerning acquire skill,

to understand a proverb and a figure,
the words of the wise and their riddles.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:1-7 (NRSV)

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