‘The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: ‘
The book of Proverbs is one of the books in the wisdom literature section of the Bible. It may seem difficult to understand, hard to read, or even simplistic. It may even look to you as merely tips for living well. But I would like to help you see that this book is central to the redemptive narrative. That it leads us back to Jesus and the covenant-relationship with God we have been invited into. We find Jesus immediately in verse one; He is the Messiah that was to come from the line of David. We find that Solomon is a prototype of Jesus. Jesus himself says, ”behold, something greater than Solomon is here.” Matthew 12:42
This week we will spend some time in our redeemed imagination as we picture ourselves sitting in front of the smartest and most wise counselor. This Counselor not only loves us but completely understands us. As we sit in the counsel of Jesus I pray we will have new eyes to see all of the little decisions and mundane moments of our lives in a new way. Let’s allow the coaching of Jesus and the sages from Proverbs help us become wise and help us refine our skill in living life.