WELCOME TO WEEK 22!
Welcome to week 22! As a reminder – if you have questions, feel free to reach out by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or messaging a pastor on Facebook.
THE PLACE IN THE STORY
This week, we end Job and continue reading through “The Wisdom of Israel” by moving into Proverbs. Read more about Proverbs below:
Practical wisdom for living is the central concern of the book of Proverbs. We are told that the beginning and essence of wisdom is the fear of the Lord (1:7; 9:10). Proverbs often contrasts the benefits of seeking wisdom and the pitfalls of living a fool’s life. While the wicked stumble in “deep darkness” (4:19), “the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day” (v. 18). Proverbs is a collection of Israelite wisdom literature, including an introductory section (chs. 1–9) that gives readers a framework for understanding the rest of the book. The book includes the work of various authors, but much of it is attributed to King Solomon. It dates from between the tenth and sixth centuries b.c. (The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2016), Pr.)