From the Editor -- By: Roy B. Zuck
From the Editor
Jn this issue Dr. Bruce Waltke continues his series on how to preach the Book of Proverbs. Relatively few pastors expound this book, perhaps because of its unusual nature. Unlike the Bible’s historical books Proverbs has no narrative plot. And like entries in a dictionary the subject changes with almost every verse, thus making it difficult to develop a well-organized sermon.
However, Proverbs is a gold mine filled with nuggets of wisdom, remarkably contemporary exhortations, and concise, witty statements that tell how to wise up and live. In a variety of ways Proverbs presents two paths—the way of the unwise (the ungodly) and the way of the wise (the godly). One path leads to frustration and failure, and the other to peace and favor. The pithy proverbial maxims in this treasure-filled, how-to book distill in a few words the wisdom that stems from long experience.
Expositors should strive to become “Proverbs probers,” to read and reflect on its jewels, to memorize and meditate on the many gems in this exceptionally practical book.
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