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Stephanie Warner REL 175 Critical Reading #7 Read Proverbs 1:1—9:18. Reflect upon the following question: Suppose you overheard a doctor giving the following advice to a patient: “Limit the amount of fat in your diet, eat more fresh fruit and veggies, exercise at least 3 times a week, etc.” Hearing this you could infer that the question being asked the doctor was “How can I lose weight and limit my risk of a heart attack?” In the first 9 chapters of Proverbs, a solution is being offered to a problem. What is the unwritten question that lies behind the advice offered in these chapters?” Give specific examples from the texts. The unwritten question that lies beneath the advice offered in these questions is, “What are the things I need to do to life a happy and good life with God?” I think this passage is answering this question because the passage tells you to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It
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