The Point of Proverbs (Proverbs 1:1-7)

Pastor David Zooeff, January 6, 2019
Part of the Summer Series in Proverbs series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

The opening message in the summer series on the Book of Proverbs, beginning with Solomon's introduction to his book. Proverbs 1:1-7 sets out the reason why Solomon collected his proverbs, and the result that they are intended to produce.

Proverbs 1:1-7

1The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. 5A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (KJV)