The Wisdom Project


My devotional this year is Sanctuary by Dr. David Jeremiah. On October 9th he wrote,  


‘Incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding. Proverbs 2:2 

“Some years ago, I was at a men’s retreat. The speaker issued a challenge to the group, which he said would change our lives: read one chapter of the book of Proverbs each day for a year. Since there are thirty-one chapters in Proverbs, reading a chapter a day would equal reading the whole book each month. Reading the entire book of Proverbs twelve times a year would change our lives. 

“Well, I accepted his challenge. In fact, I did it more than once. And I remember the incredible impact it had on my life. Almost without fail, I would read a verse in the morning that would have some bearing on an event that took place during the day. The Proverbs of Solomon are the most practical, hands-on truths one could ever hope to find. And to saturate my mind with those truths day after day for a year turned out to be a powerful tonic for my spiritual life. 

“Anyone who takes seriously the wisdom of the book of Proverbs will experience these blessings, and many more, as a result.”

I keep returning to this entry.

I want to be wise. We all do. So I have decided to take that same challenge in 2014, with a twist. I’m going to read the Book of Proverbs every month for the year, so that I will have read it twelve times by the end of the year. Each month I am going to read from a different version. (You can find several versions, free, online at

I’m also going to study the book of Ecclesiastes. It’s a book also rich with wisdom. During my quiet time, I will also ask the Lord to bless me with His wisdom.

But why wait for 2014? If you want to wait for the first day of a month, tomorrow morning is a great time to start. Simply read a Proverb a day, so that you read the entire book of Proverbs each month.  You will have read the book once by the end of this year.

Luke 21:15

For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.

Blessings on your day.

Devotional: Sanctuary, Finding Moments of Refuge in the Presence of God, by Dr. David Jeremiah, Published by Thomas Nelson, Nashville Tennessee 


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4 thoughts on “The Wisdom Project

  1. Julie, many years ago our pastor then challenged us to read the Proverbs chapter for the day, corresponding with every day of the month. We have done so since. I have been amazed at how His wisdom soaks in. Still feel like all I ever do is wade in the richness of God’s wisdom, though. I love your suggestion of switching versions each month. Gotta give that one a try.

    • I love Romans too. The Bible is so full of wonderful truths, sometimes it’s difficult to decide what part to study. But I have found no matter what I study, God will speak to my heart through those passages. Blessings to you and thanks for stopping by.


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