Ancient Wisdom | Modern Living

Ancient Wisdom | Modern Living

A study in the book of Proverbs

The book of Proverbs is a collection of ancient wisdom designed to teach people how to live skillfully. It is about the art of living in a way that leads to flourishing, though often it is counterintuitive. To live a solid, secure, truly full life in the modern world we must rediscover the ancient wisdom of Proverbs and build our life upon it. This is only possible through Christ who is the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24, 30). Because there’s not an overarching structure to the book of Proverbs, we will examine various topics that emerge throughout the book. Individual Proverbs aren’t designed to give full expression to a subject. Tremper Longman describes Proverbs as “more or less a snapshot, stating a truth in the form of an observation, admonition, prohibition, or advice.”

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