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The Words of the Wise: A Study in Proverbs Ben Strohbehn

The Words of the Wise: A Study in Proverbs

Ben Strohbehn

Published April 21st 2012
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131 pages
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THE WORDS OF THE WISE -- one of the most interesting and instructive sections in the book of Proverbs. Interesting because its unique content is a series of thirty-five warnings about “potholes” along the road of life- instructive because it givesMoreTHE WORDS OF THE WISE -- one of the most interesting and instructive sections in the book of Proverbs. Interesting because its unique content is a series of thirty-five warnings about “potholes” along the road of life- instructive because it gives insight and directions that, if followed, will help one to avoid those “potholes.” This “words of the wise” section consists of two parts. The first, introduced as “the words of the wise,” consists of thirty sayings found in Proverbs 22:17-24:22. “These things also belong to the wise” (verse 23) introduces us to the second part, the remaining five sayings, as recorded in Proverbs 24:23-34.There is a sense in which the entirety of the book of Proverbs can be called “the words of the wise.” It provides a library of moral and spiritual wisdom that “is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (II Timothy 3:16). Written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, as was all the Bible, the “words of the wise” section makes it possible for any Christian to be complete and thoroughly furnished. Thus, he can be equipped to avoid those dangers that hinder successful and victorious living.