Tag: Proverbs 1

BDBD is Proverbs 1:20-33

Wisdom is personified, a common ploy in ancient middle-east literature (20). Wisdom is beseeching the simple people going about their daily routines in the populated cities’ markets, restaurants, and forums (20,21). The simple people from wisdom’s perspective are those who rejected its call thus becoming mockers, hating knowledge, and not choosing to fear the LORD […]

BDBD is Proverbs 1:8-15

Gain is not bad. Gaining to the point of being wealthy is not bad either. Like everything in this world, I can gain properly and improperly. The ill-gotten gain eventually takes away the lives of those who gain it (15). Verses 10 thru 14 contain a story. The story is a warning to not accept […]

BDBD is Proverbs 1:1-6

The book of Proverbs is a collection of wise words, mostly written by King Solomon, the third king of united Israel around 900 BC (1). Solomon’s wisdom was a gift of God. The Lord offered him anything when he first became king as a youth. He asked for wisdom so that he could lead Israel. […]