Underlying Meanings of Proverbs

Proverbs 1:1 Dissected & Defined

The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel…

The word Proverbs means a story that has an underlying meaning. The name Solomon means peacable. We are told Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived. As the Son of David, he took over the throne after David’s death and became the King of Israel. 


Underlying Meanings of Proverbs

Solomon wrote many stories that had underlying meanings. He wrote most, if not all of them, as the King of Israel. As the wisest man to ever live, he not only knew much but knew how to teach much in a way that would create underlying meanings that would possess timeless applications.

One of the best habits I have ever acquired is reading a chapter in Proverbs every day. This book is filled with so much practicality for day-to-day living. The underlying meanings of Proverbs taught prove as applicable today as the day they were first written. No matter your occupation or vocation, the truths taught in Proverbs are intended by God to help us overcome every difficult circumstance in life… if, and only if you search out their underlying meanings. And that is the purpose of a proverb. 

When I read a daily Proverb, I am often prompted by the Holy Spirit and led to dissect, define and paraphrase a few of the verses. This helps me to better understand what God is trying to teach me. 

In this section entitled “Time with God’s Teachers,” we will dissect, define, paraphrase and post a short paragraph as a daily-devo for you to enjoy as part of your “It’s Personal” Journal time. We will do one verse per day for thirty days and then begin again the next month until we have done this for 12 key verses per chapter. 

We hope you will enjoy this and use this method in your own study of Proverbs. Dissect, define, paraphrase, meditate and apply when faced with today’s adversity—that’s the purpose for Holy Spirit prompting with underlying meaning—Proverbs! Thank you, King Peacable. 

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Steve Curington grew up in a Christian home and graduated from North Love Christian School in 1984. After high school, Steve started a 10-year addiction to alcoholism and cocaine. After a serious car accident, Steve found complete sobriety through his relationship with Jesus Christ. After his recovery in 1996, Steve began Reformers Unanimous, a faith-based addiction ministry. What started as a humble, Friday night addiction class with four regular attendees in Rockford, Illinois, grew to a class of more than 300 people from the community and then spread to other churches across the country and around the world. The founder of Reformers Unanimous International (RU) died suddenly on October 30, 2010. Mr. Curington, a husband and father of five children, was only 45, but he accomplished more in his 15 years of ministry than many do in a lifetime. We know his work, his writing, his voice, and his reach will live on.

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