Proverbs 4:5 says, "Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth." Why do we need Proverbs? Because proverbial living is inevitable. Proverbs are a deep reflection on the way the world works. Proverbs are also designed to shape character. Proverbs is a gospel book; Jesus is the source of our lives and he is also our wisdom (1 Cor. 1:30-31). It it, we can find hope for our failures and wisdom for those of us who are idiots.