Proverb for the Day - Main Author of Proverbs

Yesterday was Saturday, May 1, 2010. Unfortunately, I had to find another computer to post this entry because my almost trusty computer is looping and I have tried all I know to do to get it to stop looping. Now I think it is time for it to go visit it's creator and get it fixed. In the meantime, this Proverb goes along with the first of May. I am in Proverbs chapter one and decided that verse one would be a good place to go for the first day in May.

In Proverbs 1:1, it tells us who wrote this book, or at least most of this book of Proverbs. There are other mentions of other authors in this book, but mainly it is written by King Solomon the son of King David. Both of these kings were kings of Israel. They ruled over the entire country of Israel before Israel split into two nations and half of the country went into captivity, never to be seen again.

Solomon reigned during a very peaceful time in Israel. He was known for his great wisdom and wealth. What prompted me to begin reading this book in this manner is a book named "The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon's Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness" by Steven K. Scott. He wrote this book on Proverbs after taking advice from a mentor to read a chapter of Proverbs a day. The mentor told Steven K.  Scott that he could turn his life around (Scott was having problems advancing in his career), by reading a chapter of Proverbs a day. This mentor told Scott that within two years of doing this, he would probably become a millionaire. Scott became a millionaire in a year instead of two.

No matter what happens, this has been an enjoyable journey so far and I do enjoy thinking about each chapter as I pick a verse each day. Even though there is not much information on Solomon's reign readily found in everyday history books, if you dig, you may find some interesting information about King Solomon and his wisdom. So as you journey with me throughout Proverbs, think on Solomon, a man who asked God for wisdom to rule over the people of Israel. Solomon believed God had given him the nation of Israel to rule over. He admitted he did not know how to do such a thing and asked God for His help in doing this. God readily gave Solomon abundant help by giving him great wisdom because it pleased God that Solomon asked for something that was not just for Solomon but for all the people.

The next time you ask God for something, remember to think of others also and not just yourself. You may be surprised at the wonderful answers you will receive.

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