Part 3: Proverbs series - Part 1 - The beginning of wisdom

By: Peter Anderson

Date: 11th November 2007

Time: 18:30pm

The Bible teaches us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, conversely in Psalm 14:1 we find that the ultimate definition of a fool is a person who disregards God. While some people may sound wise and learned if they don't have any respect for God then according to the Bible they haven't even begun to be wise. In this message Peter exposes the folly of atheism and encourages people to be truly wise.

Proverbs 3:13-18

Blessed Is the One Who Finds Wisdom

13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,
and the one who gets understanding,
14 for the gain from her is better than gain from silver
and her profit better than gold.
15 She is more precious than jewels,
and nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her;
those who hold her fast are called blessed. (ESV)

Proverbs 3:35

35 The wise will inherit honor,
but fools get [1] disgrace. (ESV)


[1] 3:35 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain

Proverbs 4:8

Prize her highly, and she will exalt you;
she will honor you if you embrace her. (ESV)

Proverbs 19:8

Whoever gets sense loves his own soul;
he who keeps understanding will discover good. (ESV)

Proverbs 24:5

A wise man is full of strength,
and a man of knowledge enhances his might, (ESV)