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How to Get Wisdom (Part I)

I thought it was important to thoroughly explain how this website’s name was chosen. I decided to name it after the book Proverbs, in the Bible, which is one of my favorites— and include wisdom, which Proverbs is full of. This particular book explains how to get wisdom, how to find it, the benefits that come with it, and how to use it. This should be on everyone’s readers list— Christian or not— because its verses are filled with useful information.

The book of Proverbs is relatively short. It is only 31 chapters. So, if you read one chapter a day, and begin on the first of the month, you can finish the book in a short time frame. Along with teachings of wisdom, the book covers a wide range of topics such as:

* The heart* Relationships (marriage, dating, friends, parents)
* Knowledge
* For men (how to prevent the adulteress woman)
* Characteristics of a good wife
* How to have success
* How to obtain the favor of God and people
* Topics concerning the poor
* Being rich
* Love
* Patience
* Joy

Now this may seem like a lot, but it’s not even half of the topics Proverbs covers. I just named a few to give you an idea. If you read the proverbs in each chapter and apply them to your every day life, I can guarantee you’ll be a better individual.

There is a wealth of information that can be found in these thirty-one chapters. You may feel overwhelmed while reading, if it is your first time (but that’s normal). A good way to begin is by putting a “w” next to each verse every time you see the words wise or wisdom. Pay special attention to what is wise, if you do, you too will become wise. Also ask God that while you are reading, to give you understanding of the scriptures. If you seek and ask Him for understanding and wisdom, He will give it to you.

Proverbs is a book filled with advice— positive advice that will benefit you no matter what age you are and who you are. It says that anyone who rejects wisdom is a fool for doing so. I encourage you to read it, learn from it, and live by it; because wisdom is more precious than rubies, more profitable than silver, and yields better returns than gold (Proverbs 3:14-15).


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