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Living wisely in a modern world

L. Steyn
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 44, No 3/4 | a170 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v44i3/4.170 | © 2010 L. Steyn | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 July 2010 | Published: 25 July 2010

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L. Steyn, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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People all over the world today have to compete for their daily bread and struggle to make ends meet. This represents the arena where humans battle to cope with the complexities of daily life. At the same time theytry to find meaning in life and guidelines to live life well. It is here, in ordinary real life, where wisdom and folly compete for human loyalties and where the divine and the human meet (O’Connor, 1993:14). It is here where Proverbs 3 gives us diverse guidelines on how to live wisely in a modern world.


Father And Son; Folly Ma-at; New Covenant; Sages; Wisdom; Wise Living


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