Answers – To Difficult Questions (Proverbs) Select A Study: Proverbs 1:1—How could Solomon’s writings be part of the Scripture since 1 Kings 11:6 said Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord? Proverbs 8:22–31—Who is referred to as “wisdom” in these verses? Proverbs 11:31—Are the righteous rewarded in this life or in the next one? Proverbs 12:21—Does God always spare the godly from grave trouble? Proverbs 16:4—Does God make people to be doomed? Proverbs 22–24—Wasn’t this section of Proverbs copied from the Egyptian work titled “The Wisdom of Amenemope?” Proverbs 22:6—How can this verse be true when experience teaches us that often children abandon the principles of their training? Proverbs 24:11—Does this verse justify breaking the law to stop abortions? Proverbs 25:1—How can Solomon be the author of Proverbs when Hezekiah’s men copied them? Proverbs 26:4–5—How can contradictory commands both be true? Proverbs 27:22—Is foolishness correctable? Proverbs 28:13—Is it right to cover sins or not? Proverbs 30:30—If the fear of man is on all beasts, why do lions not fear humans? Proverbs 31:6—Does this verse encourage drinking strong alcoholic beverages?