FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #4
From the ideals promoted in the “Proverbs 31 Woman,” to the promise of Proverbs 22:6 (Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.) there is much we can glean from the book of Proverbs. Yet many struggle to understand exactly how to apply these wisdom sayings to everyday living. In this 15 minute podcast episode, we chat about some of the important principles to keep in mind as you study this book of wisdom.
What do I need to know about Proverbs?
- Proverbs is one of the books of Wisdom Literature
- AUTHOR: There are several authors
- First 29 chapters were written or collected/adapted/grouped together by King Solomon
- Proverbs 30 – written by Agur
- Proverbs 31 – first half written by Lemuel
- AUDIENCE: Fairly broad audience. Solomon was a collector of wisdom, and spent much time collecting
- AIM: To provide wisdom from God for everyday life.
- INTERPRETATION NOTES:
- The wisdom found in Proverbs is intended to be general principles, not guaranteed promises.
- The Proverbs should be read like poetry, with imagery present. Not everything can be taken literally.
- Make sure any potential interpretation from a proverb can be confirmed by the rest of Scripture.
- Listen in to the podcast for more tips!
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