9/17/18 Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 31- Ecclesiastes 2, 1 Thessalonians 4
Proverbs 31:8-9 (NKJV)
Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Author: Not stated but probably Solomon. The author is identified as “the son of David” (1:1) and “king over Jerusalem” (1:12) and says he has “more wisdom than all they that have been before me” (1:16).
Date: 900s BC.
In ten words or less: Apart from God, life is empty and unsatisfying.
“From Know Your Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission”
Ecclesiastes 1:16-18 (NKJV)
I communed with my heart, saying, “Look, I have attained greatness, and have gained more wisdom than all who were before me in Jerusalem. My heart has understood great wisdom and knowledge.” And I set my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is grasping for the wind. For in much wisdom is much grief, And he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.