The Wisdom of the Proverbs

The book of Proverbs, nestled within the series of books we call the 'Wisdom Literature' found in the Scriptures, is the most straightforward of the five books of Wisdom Literature. It is the 'beginning' of the study of the fear of the Lord, a theme that is built upon and amplified in the course of the Book of Job, the 150 Psalms, and particularly thematic in the book of Ecclesiastes!

So as you go about your day today, perhaps it's fitting to ponder and apply the Word of God as we find it in Proverbs 25-26. Enjoy!

It is not good to eat much honey,
nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory.

A man without self-control is like a city broken into
and left without walls.

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest,
so honor is not fitting for a fool.
— Proverbs 25:27-26:1