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Proveverbs As A Book Of Proverbs

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The book of Proverbs is a collection of proverbs, poems, and parables written by King Solomon in efforts to teach wisdom to God’s people. Although I would not deem myself to be an extremely religious person, I believe I identify with with Proverbs the most because whether you are religious or not this book of biblical wisdom teaches many moral lessons that can be applied for a better life and connect with many contemporary issues. This is important on a grander scale as well because as many people of my generation see the Bible as something that should only be read and applied to your life if you believe in God, but these verses reveal that they can used to teach you how to live a good life in this day of age regardless of religious background by looking at the Bible as a literary source instead of solely just a religious one.
One of the most common contemporary issues today is relationships. King Solomon touches on the idea of finding the perfect significant other when he states, “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies” (New International Version, Proverbs 31:10). King Solomon is saying that a woman of good honest character is more valuable than any material object. You could have an influx of riches and a sexy model girlfriend, but what does it matter if she is constantly cheating on you with other men and using you for your money. I closely identify with this excerpt in particular because it applies to my generation’s relationship
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