Proverbs are from the words of Solomon who had found favor with God and was given "a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you"(1 kings 3:12) With his wisdom that was given, he ruled a nation, maintained peace and built magnificent structures. Though Proverbs are mostly known for the small sayings that have been quoted here and there it has much more significance in our lives.
Chapter 1: There is no wisdom without fear of the Lord and faith in His words. Vs. 7, 29
Wisdom begins when you have the humility to know you need to learn. vs.3, 5, 8, 30
You have wisdom when you love to learn and look forward to improvement because you know what foolishness can bring. v. 10,22-29, 33 (Ignorance is not bliss)
You are wise when you strive for peace first in your life. v.11, 15,16, 18,19
You are wise when you are eager to share what you have learned v. 20,21, 23
Next I will study chapter 2. Please comment and add anything that you have learned from looking at chapter 1 of the book of Proverbs.