The Wisdom Project – 2014


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

Last October I read a devotional by Dr. David Jeremiah. In it he discussed a challenge that he said would change our lives: read one chapter of the book of Proverbs each day for a year. There are thirty-one chapters in Proverbs, so reading a chapter a day would equal reading the whole book each month. He wrote that reading the entire book of Proverbs twelve times a year would change our lives.

In my blog post of November 30th, 2013, (https://juliegarro.com/2013/11/) I committed to take this challenge. I just completed reading the Proverbs for the first time this year. Do I feel wiser? No! In fact, I’m more aware of my lack of wisdom. Maybe that’s the point. On our own we are foolish. We need God’s help to live and act with wisdom.

Recently, I began to ask God for wisdom on a daily basis. I think I see things differently with His help. I’ll never be truly wise, but I can make wiser choices by asking God for His wisdom and guidance in all matters.

It’s time to start my reading Proverbs for the second time this year. What will God reveal to me this month? Would you consider joining me?

Blessings on your day.  

Excellent article on Wisdom: http://www.intouch.org/Content/50431/LP130728.pdf  

Devotional: Sanctuary, Finding Moments of Refuge in the Presence of God, by Dr. David Jeremiah, Published by Thomas Nelson, Nashville Tennessee (October 9th Entry)  

Scripture: www.biblegateway.com

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7 thoughts on “The Wisdom Project – 2014

  1. Love this idea and I am happy to join you. My prayer is the Lord will reveal the foolishness of my own thinking and my own wisdom and replace it with His wisdom and revelation in my life. Blessings!

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  2. I think this is an excellent idea! Funny you should write about it, as today my hubby and I were just discussing how if people were simply taught the wisdom and ethics from Proverbs [even without being particularly “religious” about it] the world would be a better place. i will attempt to join you in this quest & see what happens. Thanks! And many blessings as Lady Wisdom unfolds in your life.

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  3. Julie,
    I think I told you that my husband and I have done this for about 15 years. I don’t boast of feeling wiser either, but the amazing thing is that the truths in Proverbs do sink into your spirit. Frequently, a verse that I didn’t think I even knew just pops into my mind unexpectedly when in various circumstances and struggles. It’s like God rewards by making His wisdom an automatic, reflexive response without even having to think or try. Does that make sense? Blessings

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    • Sue, I have been encouraged by the number of people who have told me they read through Proverbs for a year and how it affected them. I’m excited to dive into this book the way I have examined other books.I do hope these truths sink into my spirit as you describe. It does make sense. Blessings to you.

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