Please join me as I read through the book of Proverbs and learn about gaining wisdom and applying it.
As I read these verses I realized that Proverbs is a book of "VERBS". Meaning the purpose of Proverbs is ACTION, DO, REQUIRE. Verbs.
To Know/perceive; Receive; Give
One must Hear; Increase learning; Attune to Wise Counsel; Understand
It ALL starts with God.
The FEAR of the LORD is the foundation of knowledge and wisdom.
As I study the book of Proverbs, I've decided to break it down into several categories.
- Increase Learning
- Attain Wise Counsel
Let's back up and look at the verbs in Proverbs 1:2
Know: A primitive root; (absolute) have knowledge, be wise.
Perceive: to discern (accusative), meaning discern something in particular. In this case, words of understanding.
Written down so we’ll know how to live well and right, to understand what life means and where it’s going. Proverbs 1:2 MSG
There is a purpose to "Knowing" and "Perceiving"—it's to impact one's life. This is a book of VERBS—and that means ACTION!
When my heart is permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God (Acts 9:31 MSG), then the desire to know and perceive wisdom will grow—and then I'll act in accordance with that wisdom.