Sunday, June 23, 2019
Why are we studying
Why did Solomon ask for wisdom?
1. The prize of the book (1:2-3)
 To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight,
The Hebrew word for wisdom is
2. The audience of the book (1:4-5)
 to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth—  Let the wise hear and increase in
Who is the main audience?
Who else should pay attention to this book?
4. The genre of the book (1:6)
 to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles.
How is this book different from other genres in the Bible?
How should we read this book?
4. The motto of the book (1:7)
 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
- If God offered to give you anything, what would you ask for? Why?
- Do you know anyone that is filled with
hokmah? How did they get that way?
- Do you enjoy texts like the proverbs that invite you into the learning process? Will this series be difficult for you? Would you be willing to study the Proverbs outside of the Sunday sermons this summer?
- If someone observed your life (your family, finances, speech, etc.), would they say that you feared the Lord?
- How did God convict, challenge, or comfort you this morning?