One of the things I like about reading a decent chunk of the Bible in one go is that themes emerge that you wouldn’t otherwise have noticed. This is certainly true when reading Proverbs. In these chapters (and also in others, the following themes rise to the top:
- God hates falsehood and lies always lead to trouble
- A wise person does the right thing at the right time and reaps a reward
- The folly of the proud will be exposed but the humble will prosper
- God knows us better than we know ourselves, to seek his will is wise
What general lessons did others discern form these chapters?