Solomon, the rich and wise king of Israel, the son of beloved David, will teach you to be great in the sight of God and men. You stand before an open door of knowledge, prudence, honor, riches, and life, among many other blessings. These are not the mere words of a pagan thinker, whose sayings have long ago been proven false. These are the inspired words of God as learned, proven, and written down by the world’s greatest analyst and philosopher.
The English word 'PROVERB', according to The Oxford English Dictionary, means:
1. A short pithy saying in common and recognized use; a concise sentence, often metaphorical or alliterative in form, which is held to express some truth ascertained by experience or observation and familiar to all; an adage, a wise saw.
2. A common word or phrase of contempt or reproach, a byword.
3. An oracular or enigmatical saying that requires interpretation; an allegory, a parable.
The Bible uses the word “Proverb” in all three ways, and it contains all three types of proverbs. Solomon’s book of proverbs contains all three kinds as well.
God inspired Solomon to write many proverbs, by which he taught the people knowledge and set out acceptable words, even the words of truth. Of a total of three thousand proverbs, the best five hundred or so are here. What a collection! You will learn wisdom to cover most every area of your life. Success is right before you!