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The book of Proverbs was written by Solomon, who was known as the wisest person in the world, and is considered to be the book of wisdom. But the book of Proverbs is not just a collection of wise sayings, it is also a collection of collections. The book's purpose statement found in verse 1:2-4, indicates the desire to confirm and pass on wisdom. The book's unifying theme is, " Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom" (9:10), and you see it in another form as, "Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge" (1:7).
Why am I telling you this? I want you to consider reading the book of Proverbs every month, so your wisdom will grow. I love the saying by author and pastor Mark Batterson that says this, "Work as if it depends on you, and Pray as if it depends on God." If you want to gain wisdom, don't just pray, but also work on it. One way you can do that is through Godly resources expanding your thinking and learning values through this book in the Bible. We can get a diversity of truths time and time again like these.