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Book Review Tuesday: Proverbs

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

I’m staying at a hotel this week as I attend the Tools of Change conference for the publishing industry.  I’m meeting many great people, including some bloggers like Michael Hyatt, Lindsey Nobles, and Chris Brogan that I’ve been following for awhile.  It’s nice to be able to connect in person.  Anyway, back to the hotel…like many hotel rooms, some guy named Gideon left his Bible here.  Having been raised (reared still doesn’t sound right) in the Christian faith all my life, I happen to know that the Bible contains this great book called Proverbs that many believe was written at least in part by Solomon, proclaimed to be the wisest man ever.  Here are a few of my favorite proverbs:

18:24 A man who has friends must himself be friendly.

4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom.  And in all your getting, get understanding.

3:16  Length of days is in [wisdom’s] right hand, in her left riches and honor.

18:22  He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.