Proverbs Week 1

Episode 47 | Proverbs | Released October 19, 2020 | Special guest: Russ Ramsey

For the first week of our Proverbs series, Raechel and Amanda open their Bibles alongside pastor, author, and former SRT teammate, Russ Ramsey. As they explore the genre of wisdom literature, Russ explains how Proverbs is not a book of laws but a collection of wise sayings that are “generally true, always wise.” They chat about the significance of the Hebrew word for “happy,” how reading the Bible means the Bible reads us, and the loveliness of Nashville in autumn. The three friends celebrate these tiny morsels of portable theology and how the book of Proverbs teaches us to walk in God’s wisdom.  

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This episode corresponds to Week 1 of the She Reads Truth Proverbs reading plan found on the She Reads Truth app and

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Open Your Bibles: (passages referenced in this episode)

CSB translation unless otherwise noted 

Proverbs 13:15

Psalm 1:1 NASB

Proverbs 26:4–5

Proverbs 2; Proverbs 8:32–36; Proverbs 9

Proverbs 26:4 NKJV

James 1:5

Job 5:17

Psalm 1:1

Psalm 32:1

John 16:33 NIV

Matthew 5:3

Proverbs 1:8

Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 3:7–8; Proverbs 14:27; Proverbs 23:17–18

Proverbs 14:4 CEB

Proverbs 3:31–32; Proverbs 6:16–19; Proverbs 11:20; Proverbs 15:8–9, Proverbs 15:26; Proverbs 16:4–5; Proverbs 28:9

Proverbs 3:1–2; Proverbs 6:20–22; Proverbs 7:1–2; Proverbs 29:18

Proverbs 3:33; Proverbs 10:6–7; Proverbs 20:7; Proverbs 28:20, Proverbs 28:27

Other Links: 

The Advent of the Lamb of God – Russ’s curated Advent readings from the Retelling the Story series

Other books, blog posts, and resources by Russ Ramsey

Shaggy Goats & the Supremacy of God — She Reads Truth Podcast Episode 46 with Dr. J. Daniel Hays

What Is a Proverb? – She Reads Truth Proverbs: Walking in Wisdom Study Book extra

Blue Letter Bible – ’Esher, the Hebrew word for “happy”

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