I love Proverbs. Luv it. Its ease of use is awesome. It doesn’t take a brainiac to catch a proverb. But it does take a sense of openness, humility, and honesty to want the wisdom that Proverbs models for us. That’s the tricky part. We, our fleshy hearts, are the hurdles.
The Proverbs are the hitchhiker’s guide to glorifying God. They are Christlikeness (pardon my French)—for dummies. I fit that target audience. I’m a complete idiot without Jesus. I’m totally toast without the righteousness and kindness of our Savior. The Proverbs teach us how to live for Jesus. And not only that, they are from Jesus. This ancient book is from the Ancient of Days. Wisdom is a “Who” more than “What.”
Proverbs is teaching from Jesus on how to live for Jesus. How great is that?
Today, I thought I’d share with you the commentaries and books I’ve been studying and enjoying for our Proverbs series at Redeemer. They are nice books to use for your personal study and great resources to dive deeper into God’s wisdom. [Click on the books if you want to head to Amazon.]
God’s Wisdom in Proverbs by Dan Phillips
The Book of Proverbs (Volume 1 & Volume 2 in NICOT) by Bruce Waltke
Proverbs 10–31 (Anchor Yale Bible) by Michael V. Fox
Proverbs: Wisdom that Works (Preaching the Word Series) by Ray Ortlund
Proverbs (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary) by Derek Kidner
Proverbs (The Crossway Classic Commentaries) by Charles Bridges