“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
“...to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles.”
Let me ask a question: As a Christian, how much rigorous training have you received in the skills of careful observation and clear thinking? How much training have you received in how to develop a plan, implement a plan, and make adjustments as the plan unfolds in the real world?
“The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity.”
“The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction ...”