What do you know about the book of Proverbs? If you’re like me, it can be a collection of little quotes or sayings that fit nicely on an inspirational calendar. This is, however, a far greater use for this book. The purpose of the Proverbs is to teach wisdom, the outcome of which is “justice, judgment and equity”. It takes wisdom to unravel some of the difficult sayings of the wise. Therefore, the more we understand the ways of wisdom in Proverbs, the more it will be unlocked to us to learn more. Join Jamie Thomson and me as we discuss the "Beginning of Wisdom" in Proverbs.
In Ezekiel 18, the prophet addresses a cliché, a proverb, that the Judean captives are using to describe their condition: “the fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.”
The Lord expresses shock that anyone would think that He would punish one generation for the sins of another generation. In His response He gives two reasons why this proverb is wrong. Both of the reasons are important and timeless. We need to understand these today.
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