Knowledge is nothing more than an accumulation of raw facts, but wisdom is the ability to see people, events, and situations as God sees them. Wisdom doesn't mean that when you occupy a lofty position that you are automatically wise. Nor does being near the bottom mean you lack wisdom. In the Book of Proverbs, Solomon reveals the mind of God in matters high and lofty yet applicable to everyday life. It appears that no topic escaped King Solomon's attention. Matters pertaining to personal conduct, sexual relations, business, wealth, charity, ambition, discipline, debt, child-rearing, character, alcohol, politics, revenge, and godliness are among the many topics covered in this rich collection of wise sayings. As we embark of this study of this amazing book, we are bound to be challenged and convicted. It should be a great journey.
The book of Judges is the continuing story of a God on mission to gather a community of worshippers for Himself, from within an evil and rebellious world. The repetitive theme of, "everyone did what was right in their own eyes," not only sets the tone for the culture, but describes the attitudes of some of the darkest "heroes" in God's story of redemption. We must all fight the temptation to "judge" the judges for, in truth, we are no different. We are equally unfaithful and fully convinced of our own "rightness". In truth, when we read about the ever-rebellious Israel with its misguided leaders, we see ancient versions of our own present-day idolatry - individual and corporate. This story, and every story, is about God's grace.
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