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The Proverbs - by Michael Phillips
Proverbs - Part 1 of 26
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Proverbs 1:1-7
Jan 27, 1988 am - Introduction WHAT IS A PROVERB? The word, "proverb" is often and variously used in Scripture. But for our purposes, it can be defined as, "A simple summary of a complex subject". This definition applies to merely human, uninspired proverbs, as for example: The greatest scientists have long studied the relationship between diet and health. Medical journals and popular books teem and swarm with the subject. Yet long before any of these doctors were born, a wise man summed it up with this proverb, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". The most learned theologians have long debated the relationship between the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man. This is a mystery which mocks even the wisest. Yet an obscure Arab answers the riddle with the immortal proverb, "Trust in the Lord and tie your camel". Such a definition also applies to the Inspired proverbs. For instance: Economists present extended theories on the relationship between "credit and debt". Every day, we read of "the deficit, trade imbalance, tax cuts, increased revenues", and the like. And yet no one ever explained economic theory more exhaustively than Solomon, "The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower ... More >>>

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