Proverbs is a favorite book and one that you could read every day. In fact, since there are 31 chapters, you could read a chapter a day for a month. Try it if you haven’t already.
Wisdom Speaks: Life Lessons from Proverbs
This is a book I’ve been reading recently. The publisher of this book provided me with a complimentary PDF copy through BookCrash The opinions I have expressed below are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Wisdom Speaks: Life Lessons from Proverbs – A Bible Study Book
Author: Tim Riordan
ISBN-13: 978-1-944483-22-7 (Greentree Publishers)
If you like “how to” books, you could call this one a how to book on life. That is exactly what you will find in the book of Proverbs – lessons on how to live life.
- Use it as a devotional study
- Find answers to life’s situations
- Read it by yourself or in a group
- Apply Biblical Truths to your life and make life-altering decisions and changes
- Use the questions at the end of each chapter to further your study and to help you meditate on God’s Word
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You will find throughout Proverbs how to be a wise man, rather than a fool. This book will help guide you through Proverbs a subject at a time, while showing you how to apply wisdom to your life. It has been a joy to read it each day in my personal devotional time. It is uplifting and encouraging in my own walk with the Lord and also helpful in guiding my own grandchildren in life’s issues. Oh how I desire that each one of them come to know the Lord as their Savior and that they will walk with the wise. (He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. Proverbs 13:20)
One thing I greatly appreciated is the author has a clear gospel presentation throughout the whole book. It is obvious he desires his readers to know Jesus. He states:
God gave us Proverbs as a guide for living, but through every book of the Bible, we will find that the first Guide we need is a person: Jesus Christ.
He then points you to the section on how to become a Christian. The first step in wisdom is the fear of the Lord which includes accepting Christ by faith. Here is one of the author’s quotes:
Remember that wisdom is a journey and not a destination, but the journey begins with an attitude of reverence before a holy God who is not only a consuming fire but also a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Pr. 18:24). Reverencing God means not only mentally acknowledging His divine attributes, but also willfully surrendering to His sovereign rule over our lives. God’s sovereignty requires submission. I used to hear preachers say, “God is either Lord of all or He is not Lord at all.” Fearing God means that we understand His place as the King of the universe and the Ruler of our hearts. If we do not submit to His rule, then we do not fear Him.