This book is an attempt to benefit from secular wisdom by seeing it in the perspective of the fear of the Lord. This book reveals how to live a life pleasing to the Lord, it does not tell us how to receive the power to do it. Only in Christ are we able to live the Proverbs and thereby live a life pleasing to the Lord (see Rm 7:21-25).

Key word    WISDOM
Key verse    "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; wisdom and instruction fools despise." —1:7
Command verse    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not." —3:5
Promise verse    "Happy the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding! For her profit is better than profit in silver, and better than gold is her revenue." —3:13-14
Difficult verse    "If you remain indifferent in time of adversity, your strength will depart from you. Rescue those who are being dragged to death, and from those tottering to execution withdraw not." —24:10-11
Surprise verse    "The door turns on its hinges, the sluggard, on his bed!" —26:14
Prayer: Jesus, I know what to do but I can't do it. Thank You for setting me free (see Rm 7:18, 24-25).