‘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)
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