Today’s reading walks us through about 15-16 wise sayings from Solomon. Each one is very important and teaches us much about how we should live our lives. Please take time and read them through. Highlight the ones God speaks to you about.
Some of my favorites from today’s reading are:
Don’t envy evil people or desire their company. For their hearts plot violence, and their words always stir up trouble. (v. 1-2)
This verse reminds us not to envy the wicked. Solomon says this often throughout Proverbs. Do you ever find yourself envying those who do wrong? This speaks to our heart and our love. John warns us –
Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15
Make sure and keep your attention and affirmation directed in a godly way.
The wise are mightier than the strong, and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger. (v. 5)
Wisdom, although often overlooked, is a quality that sets us apart. Knowledge is information – and wisdom is the ability to use it correctly. Wisdom is a gift from God that we ask for – just like Solomon did.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. (v.16)
I love this verse! What’s the difference between the spiritual and unspiritual believer? They both fall – but the spiritual believer gets back up. You and I will fall – but the godly will get back up again!
The steps of a man are established by the Lord, and He delights in his way. When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, because the Lord is the One who holds his hand. Psalm 37:23-24
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor