It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This!

Dr. Bruce Waltke spent twenty-five years studying the book of Proverbs. I have the first volume of his two volume commentary on Proverbs, and all I can say is that it is awesome! I studied Proverbs last summer, and I used Waltke’s commentary. I found his work to be meticulious, and very, very well thought through. There is a reason why he is considered to be one of the best Old Testament scholars in the world.

Apparently, Dr. Waltke gave a lecture at Westminster Theological Seminary in March of last year on the meaning of “righteousness” in the book of Proverbs, and it is now available online. It is about an hour long. Everyone should take an hour and listen to it.

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One Response to “It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This!”

  1. Amir Larijani Says:

    Personally, I think Proverbs is the most under-appreciated book in the Bible. I’ve got a myriad of teaching experience–from children to adults–and have yet to see a serious curriculum that emphasizes Proverbs.

    This is especially tragic when you assess the shoddy state of children/youth ministry today, as much of the dynamics in Proverbs involve a father speaking to his son, and imploring him about serious lessons: the fear of God, the pursuit of discernment and wisdom, qualities to look for in the opposite sex, types of women to avoid, what kinds of people to confront, what kinds to avoid confronting, the value of silence and being slow to speak, the effects of righteousness, the value of hard work, the dangers of foolishness and laziness…

    Every children/youth minister needs to take a long, sober look at his approach to teaching against that backdrop.

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