The Proverbs Begin

Proverbs Bible Background

Old Testament: Pro 10.1a

To read the Bible in a year, read Proverbs 9–10 on September 6, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl

The first nine chapters of the Book of Proverbs introduce the Proverbs, showing why we should hold wisdom in high esteem. Then chapter 10 begins in this manner:

The proverbs of Solomon…

– Proverbs 10.1

And so begin the Proverbs of Solomon as he was guided by the Holy Spirit. The first nine chapters prepare the heart to receive Solomon’s wisdom, then the rest of the Book sets forth those Proverbs of wisdom.


  • Are you ready to receive wisdom from God?
  • What price do you put on wisdom?

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