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    Proverbs: Choice and Discernment, the Two Ways of Living In studying the book of Proverbs there is a similar theme of choice and discernment, the teachings of decision-making and the repercussions of your actions. These books are made up of extremes and polar opposites. The dualisms are the rich and poor, the righteous and the wicked, and the wise and the foolish. There is advice given and it is up to the judgment of the person to which category they will fall into. There are two ways of living

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    In Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Ibo proverbs reveal Okonkwo’s character, especially his ambition, self-reliance, and respect for elders. Throughout the village of Umuofia, a belief the villagers have, is the belief in the earth, sun and rain gods. The villager’s religious values are very sacred. If one does not abide by a ritual such as bringing a little kota to an elder or friend, one does not respect. Other beliefs such as whistling at night, and creating violence in the village’s annual

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    “Work hard, and you will be a leader; be lazy, and you will end up a slave.” Proverbs 12:24 (CEV) There is no doubt that when you read the book of Proverbs, it is seen that in the human being there is an area of spiritual warfare, since always it will be two types of thought, one that is aimed to give the honor and glory to God, and the other that his only goal will be to keep it away God’s plan for their lives, and unfortunately this one it will use all possible methods to accomplish its purpose

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    Solomon, known as the wisest man in the world wrote and coauthored biblical text giving instruction on wisdom and Godly living. Proverbs, King Solomon’s first book, contains prose and poetry and to note wrote by a young King Solomon. Proverbs 21: 5 reveals, “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty” (New International Version). Proverbs 16:16-17 affirms, “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! The highway of the upright avoids

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    Analysis of Proverbs 31

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    The “Worthy Woman;” what a title. Everyone who has some knowledge of the Bible has heard this phrase. Almost anyone can name some catchy phrase or saying that is from the Bible whether it is from the Psalms or Proverbs or any other book. We all know those verses that tend to get stuck in our mind. However catchy they may be, unless one actually comes to an understanding of what is being said and applies it to their lives, these catchy phrases can just be surface knowledge. Every Christian can

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    The book of Ecclesiastes and Proverbs are both biblical Old testaments of wisdom and guidance. Both are comprised of the same author at least for the book of Proverbs. There has been a consensus as Solomon writing Ecclesiastes as well. Solomon was the King the Lord gave a spirit of wisdom to. If we begin in the book of Proverbs, “The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. (Proverbs 13:4, KJV). The key word being “diligent” to be steadfast

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    God. The Book of Proverbs greatly values wisdom, both worldly and spiritual, but even the worldly wisdom is founded in our relationship with the Lord as Solomon states, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding (Proverbs 9:10).” The value of this kind of wisdom is especially seen in the family. Television, radio, and books speak to family values and how to form a better family unity. The world knows the danger which Proverbs stated thousands

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    Two Women in Proverbs 9

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    Two Women in Proverbs 9 Proverbs has always been one of the most renowned and loved books of the Bible. According to the prologue, it was written “to teach shrewdness to the simple, knowledge and prudence to the young” (1.4), and to “let the wise also hear and gain in learning, and the discerning acquire skill” (1.5). It is primarily addressed to young men, as the author makes frequent references to “my son” throughout. The purpose of this book was to help prepare young men for leadership

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    Proverbs can be looked just as what they are, a wise man’s advice which to some that might be helpful. But in the study of ancient civilizations and even modern day civilizations (that operate with a proverbial culture) proverbs can give us much more insight into the society’s views and social norms. I will be looking at the norm and the views of the Ancient Israelites and modern day Arab Bedouins on the topic of wealth and poverty through their proverbs. Biblical and Arabic Bedouin Proverbs show

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    Proverbs 1:20-33 is a climactic telling of what happens to those who do not fear the Lord and seek knowledge as said in Proverbs 1:7. Wisdom is not just talked about in the first chapter, but found throughout the book of Proverbs. Throughout there is also a common theme about what will happen to those who do not choose wisdom. This pericope is basically a set up for the rest of the book in regards to what happens to those who do not choose wisdom. Wisdom is also personified as a woman. Woman

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