We’ve just completed our series on Proverbs, “A Wise King Once Said”. It has been a powerful time of realizing how much can be said in so few words! God has blessed us by this book in how to live life. But one of the challenges of this book is that there is so much! So, what if you read one of the short sayings per day?
Well, that is exactly the question I proposed to one of our young people. Maya took the challenge and came up with a count of 595 of these kinds of proverbs. That covers chapters 10-29 of the book of Proverbs. So, if you read one per day, she calculated out that if you started in January 1, 2011 you would be finishing August 17th, 2012. There’s a New Year’s resolution!!
This might seem like a challenging task, but think of how your living would be different if you tried to practice one of these each day? What new Godly habits might you pick up? What bad habits might be fixed? What relationships might be healed or developed? How might you see God’s kingdom expanded through your new living? How would just a few of these impact your life and others’…
Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing (12:18)
An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. (12:25)
A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes other will himself be refreshed. (11:25)
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. (25:15)
There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord. (21:30)
Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray form the words of knowledge. (19:27)
If you are willing to read a proverb (or even 2) per day through this method, let me know and I’ll have a prize for you at the end (as well as encouragement along the way)! But that will only be a small bonus. If you do this, you’ll be reaping a prize that will pay for a lifetime as you live a more wise life each day…