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Come, Follow Me
Old Testament Lesson 36:
August 29–September 4

“The Fear of the Lord Is the Beginning of Wisdom”
Proverbs 1–4; 15–16; 22; 31; Ecclesiastes 1–3; 11–12


Consider how your study of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes can help you “incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding” (Proverbs 2:2).

Proverbs 1: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge—If sinners entice you, do not consent—Those who hearken to wisdom will dwell safely.

Proverbs 2: The Lord gives wisdom, knowledge, and understanding—Walk in the way of good men.

Proverbs 3: Write mercy and truth upon the tablet of your heart—Trust in the Lord—Honor Him with your substance—Whom the Lord loves He corrects—Happy is the man who finds wisdom.

Proverbs 4: Keep the commandments and live—With all your getting, get understanding—Go not in the way of evil men.

Proverbs 15: A soft answer turns away wrath—A wise son makes a glad father—The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord—Before honor comes humility.

Proverbs 16: It is better to get wisdom than gold—Pride goes before destruction—The gray hair of the righteous person is a crown of glory.

Proverbs 22: A good name is better than riches—Train up a child in the way he should go.

Proverbs 31: Wine and strong drink are condemned—Plead the cause of the poor and needy—A virtuous woman is more precious than rubies.

Ecclesiastes 1: Everything under the sun is vanity and vexation of spirit—He who increases in knowledge increases in sorrow.

Ecclesiastes 2: All the riches and wealth of the king are vanity and vexation of spirit—Wisdom is better than folly—God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to man.

Ecclesiastes 3: To every thing there is a season—Whatever God does, it will be forever—God will judge the righteous and the wicked.

Ecclesiastes 11: Do good and give to them who need—God will bring all men to judgment.

Ecclesiastes 12: At death the spirit will return to God who gave it—The words of the wise are as goads—The whole duty of man is to fear God and keep His commandments.

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