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The Book of Proverbs




   The book of Proverbs is certainly one of my favorite books of 
   the Bible.  I also like Psalms and a lot of the Epistles but I 
   do especially like Proverbs.  In it you see set forth my own 
   outlooks and beliefs, perhaps better than anywhere else.  It 
   emphasizes the importance to a person of a personal quest for 
   understanding and spiritual knowledge --- and the idea that the 
   fear of God and upright, righteous, Godly living is the 
   foundation and essence of true understanding and knowledge.  
   When I was a teenager in high school I determined within my 
   heart that the quest for understanding was to be one of the 
   main objects of my life and it has always been so.  From 
   childhood the book of Proverbs has been one of my favorite 
   books.  In essence the book of Proverbs says: "Pursue 
   understanding and spiritual truth.  Fear the Lord, and depart 
   from evil --- this is the whole essence of wisdom, 
   understanding and true spiritual knowledge."  Who in this world 
   has been a role model or ideal for me?  No one, living or dead 
   --- I don't have an especially high regard for most people.  
   But the just, upright, righteous person spoken of in Proverbs 
   (and in other books of the Bible) has been an ideal for me to 
   follow.  That is the kind of person it is my wish to be like.  
   What does it mean to me to be a Christian?  It is to be that 
   just, upright, righteous person who fears God, loves God, and 
   eschews evil.  


   Jan 1994


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