The book of Proverbs is a book of wisdom, and I for one will take all the wisdom I can get!
In a world where our lives are becoming ever busier, it can be challenging to spend the time in the Word that we need to be spending. Even if we are dedicated to daily time in the Bible, some days it just doesn’t happen, and we usually feel it.
The great thing about the book of Proverbs is that there are 31 chapters – roughly one for each day of the month, and it gives us an easy way to start each day with the wisdom only God can give.
Being familiar with true wisdom is all the more important in an age where we and our families are constantly bombarded with information, media, and worldly ideas of what is and isn’t wise; what is and isn’t good and right. The best way to stay grounded and focused is by spending time each day with a chapter of God’s book of wisdom. The Proverbs are arranged in a poetic format that is easy to read, understand and engage with, and it is always a good time to start reading a Proverb a day!
Since today is the 22nd, you can simply start on Proverb 22 and wind your way back around to Proverb 1 at the start of the next month. There are only 29 days this month, so it is up to you whether to add in 30 and 31 or just wait until next month. It is up to you. The book of Proverbs is not chronological either, so you don’t have to go in order and it is ok if you miss a day or two. Just jump back in there, pick up on the day of the month you are currently on, and surely by the end of the year you will become familiar friends with the Proverbs, and ultimately have this wisdom hidden in your heart.
Today’s Proverb (22) starts with the verse “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” I needed that today. I can’t necessarily do much about getting great riches for myself, but I can certainly do something about having a good name and a good reputation. And that is just verse 1!
I encourage you to start reading a Proverb a day and see how God uses His words of wisdom to improve your interactions, your thoughts, your decisions, and your walk with Him.