Reading Proverbs – Part 1

For the next week on Coffee with the King, we’re going to look at the OT book of Proverbs. But not verse-by-verse. That would take more than a week; probably more than a year. Instead, we’re going to look at how to read the book of Proverbs – so that you can learn to read it  for yourself in line with the way it was intended to be understood. You know the saying: give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you can get rid of him for a whole weekend. Or something like that.*

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Reading Proverbs – Part 2

This week, we’re looking at how to read the book of Proverbs – learning skills to be able to read it for ourselves, just like in the old proverb: give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day; teach a man to fish and you can sell him a ton of accessories. Or something like that. I’ll get it by the end of the week.

Yesterday, we looked at what proverbs were (genre expectations) and the basics of Hebrew poetry. Today, we start with the first of three key themes that help us understand the book of Proverbs.

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Reading Proverbs – Part 3

This week, we’re looking at how to read the book of Proverbs – learning skills to be able to read it for ourselves, just like in the old proverb: give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day; don’t teach a man to fish and feed yourself. He’s a grown man. Fishing’s not that hard.

Yesterday, we looked at the fundamental theme of Proverbs: the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Today, we look at how we learn wisdom.

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Reading Proverbs – Part 4

This week, we’re looking at how to read the book of Proverbs – learning skills to be able to read it for ourselves, just like in the old proverb: give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day; give a man a blowfish, and he’ll eat for the rest of his life.

Yesterday, we saw how we learn wisdom from observing how God has set up his world. Today, we look at the theme of “retribution.”

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