Proverbs 1:1-7 | Preparing Our Hearts for Proverbs

by | Apr 14, 2021

READ Proverbs 1:1-7

The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
For learning wisdom and discipline;
for understanding insightful sayings…
(Proverbs 1:1-2)

As we continue our Daily Boosts with the start of Proverbs, this book is very appropriate for all of us as we need way more of God’s wisdom than our culture’s, and also our own.  As Proverbs 3:13-14 says, “Happy is a man who finds wisdom and who acquires understanding, for she is more profitable than silver, and her revenue is better than gold.”

As we go through these proverbs, let’s remember that this book provides wisdom for us in our daily activities and routines, and also in our relationships with others.  We will see that God’s ways are practical for all of us and apply to every aspect of our lives.  The main emphasis of this book is to show that relating rightly to God involves, first, seeking to understand his truth, and second, embracing and obeying that truth.

As we are learning, meditating, and living out these nuggets of wisdom and discipline for our lives, I want to challenge us with two action steps that we can do each day as we look at Proverbs.  First, choose to memorize, meditate, and ponder one proverb every day.  These proverbs were meant to be memorized and applied in our lives.  All of us are going through different seasons of life, so choose one proverb each day to memorize and live out in your relationships with others.  As you memorize one proverb a day, it will help you to see God at work in your life and maybe help you to respond in ways that please and glorify God.  Second, these proverbs are meant to help others, too.  So find someone each day to share what you are learning from Proverbs.  It can be a family member, a friend, a co-worker, or even a stranger.  All of us could use more wisdom in our lives.  Let’s make the most of it by absorbing these proverbs that God wants us to use daily.

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