In “March with Grandma,” I mentioned I am reading through the book of Proverbs this month; one chapter per day in honor of my Grandma Barnes. (If you missed the post, you can read it here.)
All different verses speak to our individual hearts.
It is amazing how God’s inspired word meets us right where we are in life.
Some verses do not stand out to us until we need them or we are ready to grasp their meaning. It is just another way God blesses us. We need only to go to His word.
As my Grandpa Ray always said about the Bible, “Either sin will keep you from this book; or this book will keep you from sin.”
Proverbs offers countless nuggets of pure gold wisdom for us to use in our everyday lives. I have chosen these verses from the first few chapters. I hope they bless you too.
- Proverbs 1:7: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”
It all begins with a healthy fear; knowing who is God in this life and who is not (namely me) . He holds me in His hand through trials and showers me with blessings. He is my God and my Judge. I will fear and honor Him.
- Proverbs 2:10: “For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.”
It sounds so soothing. A comfort to the depths of my soul…
- Proverbs 3:5-6: (Many of you will know this one. It is an outstanding memory verse) . “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
To God alone be the glory.
- Proverbs 4:6-7: “Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost you all you have, get understanding.”
We search for and acquire so many things in life; but this verse really pinpoints what is most important and can never be taken away from you: Wisdom.
- Proverbs 5:3-5: “For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.”
- Proverbs 6:27: I love this one. “Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?”
We can’t play around with fire or sin and not expect to feel the burn of consequences. We tell our children, “Don’t touch that, it’s HOT!” Well, friend, so is sin. Don’t touch it.
- Proverbs 8:11: “For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.”
May we all find wisdom as we read Proverbs this month.
What are some of your favorite verses of Proverbs? I would love to hear from you.