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.