Today we are beginning a brand new study of God?s Word. The Book of Proverbs is a gold mine for those who desire to live life to its fullest in the will of God. Proverbs has been studied, memorized, quoted, and applied to life for thousands of years and yet its wisdom has never become outdated, its principles have never failed, and its power for shaping the lives of young and old alike has never been diminished.
The day the church treasurer resigned, the Elders asked the local grain elevator manager to take the position. He had been a member of the church for years and was one of the most respected men in the community, as well as the church. He agreed to take the position under two conditions: First, no treasurer?s report would be given for the first year. Secondly, no questions were to be asked about the finances of the church for the first year. The Elders were surprised at the man?s request, but most of them had done business with him for years and had never found him to lack in integrity. The Elders discussed his request and decided that they still wanted him to take the position as church treasurer. At the end of the year the man came to the Board meeting and stood before the church leaders, then he gave his report.