Wisdom in Proverbs

WS-devo_PMSScripture The proverbs of Solomon... given to grasp wisdom and discipline, to understand deep thoughts, to acquire the discipline of wise behavior—righteousness and justice and fairness—

to give insight to gullible people, to give knowledge and foresight to the young— a wise person will listen and continue to learn, and an understanding person will gain direction— to understand a proverb and a clever saying, the words of wise people and their riddles.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. Stubborn fools despise wisdom and discipline. (Proverbs 1:1-7 GW)

Key phrase — The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.

Digging Deeper...

  1. What are the specific benefits of studying these proverbs?
  2. How are each of these things distinct from the other?
  3. Who will benefit from studying these proverbs? How will it benefit them?
  4. What seems to be an essential part of learning this wisdom and knowledge?
  5. What is the consequence for not gaining from this wisdom?

Make it personal...

What is a specific element of wisdom you'd like to have? How would this benefit you in your daily life? What do you see as a first step for gaining this wisdom and when will you start pursuing this?


Proverbs is a source of practical wisdom for every person who pursues it.