Look up Proverbs 1:1-7, Proverbs 25:2 and John 5:39-40. Proverbs 1: 7 says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” That is the key verse in the book of Proverbs. We should be studying out a matter and following what the Bible says about it.
Look up Proverbs 1:2-3 and Proverbs 13:24. The word instruction means to chasten or instruct or to teach by discipline. It is used twenty-six times in the book of Proverbs. If we don’t know what to do in life, we can probably find something that will help in the book of Proverbs.
Look up Proverbs 1:2-3. The word wisdom is used thirty-seven times in the book of Proverbs. It means to use knowledge correctly. In 1 Corinthians 1:30, we are told that Christ is wisdom. We should be asking God every day to give us wisdom.
Look up Proverbs 1:1-6. Proverbs is classified as a book of poetry. Solomon, who was the wisest man who ever lived, wrote most of the book of Proverbs about wisdom. Proverbs 1:7 is the key verse in Proverbs and it never contradicts itself, unlike some of man’s phrases. “Look before you leap” and “He who hesitates is lost” are contradictory, but Proverbs does not do that.
Revelation 20:15 “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” If we do not ask Christ to save us, then we won’t be written in the book of life. Acts 26:28 says “Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.” Unfortuanetly, king Agrippa was not persuaded to get saved so he is in Hell. If there has never been a time when we have personally accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and asked Him to take away our sins, we need to do that. Being able to spend eternity with Him will be worth any sacrifice that we may end up giving up while here on earth.