Solomon was the wisest man that has ever lived. That is not just an opinion, but God states that in I Kings 3:12. Solomon was granted much wisdom from God, but Solomon also learned much wisdom from his life. Solomon had gone through some incredibly tough times, and he made some bad decisions. Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines, and this led Solomon to worship other gods. He had a long hard struggle, yet through it he gained more wisdom. Solomon was King David's son and became king of Israel in 970BC and reigned for 40 years until his death.
It has been said that for one to be wise he should read a chapter of Proverbs each day of the month, every month. Another person said that the proverbs are "laws from heaven for life on earth". This is a book of profound wisdom about God, and through looking at this book I trust we will have a greater understanding of who God is. Also this book will deeply impact our lives, that we would take some of these proverbs and apply their truths to our lives that we would live godly, Christlike lives, serving Him!
- Assistant Pastor Rick Mitton