Proverbs Introduction Bible Study

The Book of Proverbs is filled with wise sayings that provide practical wisdom for life. A proverb is a short statement that declares a profound truth concerning how we are to conduct our lives. The Book of Proverbs has been called the best guide for a young person to live by. The proverbs give 'knowledge and discretion to the young” (1:4). They teach us how God wants us to live and act.

King Solomon wrote most of the Book of Proverbs (1:1). A man named Agur wrote chapter 30 and King Lemuel wrote chapter 31. Although some commentators have suggested that King Lemuel and Agur may have been contemporaries of Solomon, we know nothing about these two men.

After Solomon became the king of Israel, the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ''Ask for whatever you want me to give you'” (1 Kings 3:5). Solomon realized that wisdom was the most important thing God could give him, so he asked for wisdom to govern the people and distinguish between right and wrong (3:7-9). This pleased God and He gave Solomon a discerning heart to make wise decisions.

The first four chapters of Proverbs talk about the benefits of wisdom. 'The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline” (1:7).

Unfortunately, although King Solomon was very wise and paid attention to the Lord's instructions when he was young, he did not follow all of them when he was older.

The Book of Proverbs covers many important topics, including wisdom, righteousness, the fear of God, morality, tithing, trust in God and self-control.

Be sure to read the entire book, and then fill in the blanks on the worksheet and on the 'Go to the Word” sheet. May God bless you as you study His Word.

Proverbs Worksheet
Warren Simmons

The Book of Proverbs is filled with wise sayings that provide _________ wisdom for life.
The Book of Proverbs has been called the best _____ for a young person to live by.
The proverbs give '________ and discretion to the young” (1:4).
The proverbs teach us how God wants us to live and ___.
____ _______ wrote most of the Book of Proverbs (1:1).
A man named ____ wrote chapter 30 and King ______ wrote chapter 31.
The first four chapters of Proverbs talk about the benefits of _______.
'The fear of the LORD is the beginning of _________, but fools despise wisdom and discipline” (1:7).
Although King Solomon was very wise and paid attention to the Lord's instructions when he was _____, he did not follow all of them when he was _____.
The Book of Proverbs covers many important topics, including ______, _____________, the ____ of God, ________, _______, _____ in God and ____-_______.
'The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and ________ comes before honor” (15:33).
'Though a _________ man falls seven times, he rises again” (24:16).
'To do what is _____ and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice” (21:3).
'Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the ____________ of all your crops” (3:9).
'Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who ______ in the LORD” (16:20).
'A man of knowledge uses words with _________, and a man of understanding is even-tempered” (17:27).

Memory Verse: 'Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil” (Proverbs 3:7).

Proverbs
Go to the Word

Match each Scripture reference below with the correct verse, and then fill in the missing words.

Proverbs 3:13-14    Proverbs 20:25    Proverbs 8:11    Proverbs 22:1
Proverbs 3:5-7        Proverbs 28:1       Proverbs 18:1    Proverbs 1:20

'Wisdom calls _____ in the street, she raises her voice in the public  squares."   Proverbs ______

'Blessed is the man who finds ______, the man who gains understanding,         Proverbs ______
for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.”

'_______ is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can                       Proverbs ______
compare with her.”

'An unfriendly man _______ selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment.”             Proverbs ______

'It is a ____ for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to                       Proverbs ______
consider his vows.”

'A good ____ is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better           Proverbs ______
than silver or gold.”

'The _______ man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as            Proverbs ______
bold as a lion.”

'Trust in the LORD with all your ______ and lean not on your own                            Proverbs ______
understanding; in all your ways ____________ him, and he will make
your paths straight. Do not be ______ in your own eyes; fear the LORD
and shun evil.”