The Way of Wisdom | Session 20 | Proverbs Introduction

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We begin our brief overview of Proverbs by considering the book’s place in Culture and in the Canon and thinking about the context of Solomon’s primary authorship. The Proverbs, like Job and Ecclesiastes, call us to focus on “The Fear of the LORD [YHWH]” as the starting point for true wisdom.

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The Way of Wisdom | Session 19 | Ecclesiastes 9:11-12:14

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After the “Professor” warns about some of wisdom’s vulnerabilities (9:11-10:20), he exhorts us to 1) be bold and risky in generosity (11:1-6), 2) be joyful in our “youth,” (11:7-10) and 3) be soberly mindful of our Creator as old age and death are unavoidable (12:1-8). And then comes the final great summary: “Fear God and…

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The Way of Wisdom | Session 14 | Ecclesiastes 2:4-3:13

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As the “Professor” runs his experiment in life to see what is really good for humanity to be pursuing, he comes to the conclusion that there is nothing better than to eat, drink and enjoy all one’s labor – this is a gift from God. He then goes on to ponder God’s providential timing of…

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