We used to pass around Chinese proverbs like, “A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” My parents used to say that when I was faced with a semester paper I had to write and I was feeling overwhelmed. Here’s another one: “He who asks is a fool for five minutes but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” And of course one of my favorites is this, “Man who waits for roast duck to fly into his mouth must wait a very, very long time.” These are fun and can be very meaningful, but this week we study the Proverbs of Solomon and we have much to learn.