Proverbs 1 by Doug
Proverbs 1:1 –>To be known for collecting wisdom rather than for anything else. That's a decent hope for life.
Proverbs 1:7 –>Fear and respect of the Lord is the beginning not the end of knowledge. We start by knowing God. We grow from there.
Proverbs 1:8 –>Are both parents teaching wisdom? Or have you assigned that role to only one parent? What do you think that result will be? There's a reason you replace the brakes on both sides of the car at the same time.
Proverbs 1:10 –>Take responsibility for your own actions. True, you were enticed, but you consented.
Proverbs 1:22-23 –>I've said it before: you don't have to be stupid and foolish. Too many times we excuse ourselves by claiming that "we're not that bright." ENOUGH! Wisdom is calling out and available.
Proverbs 1:32-33 –>Catch the contrast: naive waywardness and complacency will kill and destroy. It's not just the evil that will get you, but the simple ignoring of wisdom that takes away the ease of the dread of evil.
I think that wisdom also teaches us what evil to actually dread. Which makes a difference. I dread a great many things in this world. Yet I don't dread eternity.