by Jerry Branch

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Living Empowered Lives Through God's Wisdom (1 of 13)
Wisdom/Proverbs Series
Gerald D. Branch
Proverbs 1:1-7
May 24, 2009

Part 1: Introduction

Proverbs 1:1-7 (NIV)
1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 2 for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; 3 for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; 4 for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young— 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Have you ever wished that you had someone or someplace you could turn to in order to get the very best advice possible for a given situation or decision that you're facing?

Well, we're starting a brand new series today, ...
and it's a series that I hope will encourage you,
and help you seek the Wisdom of God
as you live through these days and the days ahead.

If we look, most of us have a, it's not from Dr. Phil or others...

What we have is a great book that is given to us by God,
and within the first part of it, which is called Old Testament...
there's a book that is part of the Hebrew canon
that's known as the "Writings"...

it's the Book that's called, Proverbs, which is also called, a ‘wisdom book'.

PROVERBS...First off, what do we know about the writer? Who wrote this book?

You see, it really helps to know something about the person who wrote it,
even the human writers that God used to write His word
because each of them brings some unique perspectives and insights
from their lives and their walk with the Lord.

In Proverbs 1, we read that the major writer is identified in verse 1...
the book was given by God through his servant, Solomon, the son of David.

Does anyone know w ...

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