The Brilliant Young Teacher

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1:7

Proverbs 8

Lady Wisdom

“For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD. But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death.” Proverbs‬ ‭8:35-36‬

Proverbs Overview

Literary Design and Flow of Thought

The book of Proverbs invites people to live with wisdom and in the fear of the Lord in order to experience the good life.


The Sharp Middle-aged Critic

"When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other." Ecclesiastes 7:14

Ecclesiastes Overview

Literary Design and Flow of Thought

This book forces us to face death and random chance, and the challenges they pose to a naive belief in God’s goodness.


The Weathered Old Man Who's Seen A Lot

"The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised." Job 1:21

Job Overview

Literary Design and Flow of Thought

Job explores the difficult question of God's relationship to human suffering and invites us to trust God's wisdom and character.