I wanted to read the whole bible for a long long time. Lot of unsuccessful attempts later, here I am, on a venture that started about 6-8 months back. I am on Proverbs now, the 20th book. And I guess, one of the most beautiful books in the Bible.
Starting with “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” in the first chapter, and “Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. ” in Proverbs 15, all of Proverbs is filled with beautiful verses like “Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. ”
But strange that all these words of wisdom came from Solomon, who exclaims “”Meaningless! Meaningless!”
“Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” in the very next book Ecclesiastes.
Should read more on Solomon, the great guy who asked for wisdom and not riches from the Lord, who saw and talked to the Lord only in his dreams (unlike Moses or David), who built the beautiful temple of the Lord and so on.