“Lesson 31: ‘Happy Is the Man That Findeth Wisdom’” Old Testament Class Member Study Guide (2001), 21–22
“Lesson 31,” Old Testament Class Member Study Guide, 21–22
Proverbs are generally short sayings that give counsel about living righteously. The Old Testament records that Solomon “spake three thousand proverbs” (1 Kings 4:32). Some of these wise sayings are included in the book of Proverbs. Although Solomon and the other authors of this book were not prophets, much of what they wrote was inspired by the Lord. The book of Ecclesiastes also contains wise sayings, and some believe Solomon to be its author.
What counsel is given in Proverbs 3:5–7? What experiences have taught you to trust the Lord?
Proverbs 22:6 says to “train up a child in the way he should go.” What should parents do to follow this counsel? (See D&C 68:25–28.) How can parents more effectively teach children the principles of the gospel?