Books of Poetry

The Old Testament books of Job through Song of Solomon are called books of poetry. Many parts of these books were written as Hebrew poetry. We do not know who wrote the book of Job, but it may have been written many years after Job lived. King David wrote many of the psalms in the book of Psalms. And David’s son, King Solomon, wrote Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon.

Some people call these five books the “books of wisdom” because they contain some lessons that King David and King Solomon learned. One of these lessons is our Bible Reading for today. God blessed Solomon with many possessions. But Solomon learned that these things were not really important. In our Bible verses, Solomon said that the only important thing in life is to respect God and obey His commands.

Solomon’s lesson is good for us today. The most important thing we do should be to respect God and obey His commands.