Today we start a new month. If there were one ritual we would like to implement in your life it would be the reading of Proverbs every day. It is the Bible’s Book of Wisdom written mostly by the wisest man that ever lived, King Solomon (1Kings 4:29-31; 1Kings 10:23).
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The discipline of reading the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds to the current date is one that will bring blessing, wisdom, and understanding into your life. As this reading is a continual one, every day everyday, you will grow in your wisdom so that you can then have knowledge and understand by putting wisdom into action (Eph 1:17; 2Pt 3:18).
My advice is to go through a different translation every month so that you can get a better grasp of what is being said and it will keep you from getting locked into an interpretation that may be in error because of the way you’ve read it in a particular translation. You can find many translations online at BibleGateway and set them up in parallel if you like.
Why Would I Be There?
That people may know skillful and godly Wisdom and instruction, discern and comprehend the words of understanding and insight, Receive instruction in wise dealing and the discipline of wise thoughtfulness, righteousness, justice, and integrity
We are encouraged to read herein to bring these traits into our life and to retain them. Here are just a few of the thing we can learn from Proverbs today in relation to what we bring to light at RGStair.com:
- The beginning of knowledge is in having the true fear of the Lord. This fear of the Lord will be made clearer to us as we read Proverbs and see what it really is. Not what evil men pervert it into being. It is fools who despise this wisdom and instruction.
- Sinners try to entice you with their fleshly sins but do not consent to follow them or cast your lot in with their wicked ways and let them school you in their ways.
- Young men (preachers) are admonished to not walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path. For if you follow their pernicious ways you will reap what you sow upon yourself. There we are told to restrain your foot from their path. We are not to be schooled by them.
- Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets. Also spoken in Proverbs 9 where it’s juxtaposed against Folly, so careful because we will learn that Folly acts just like Wisdom to mask itself as Wisdom to deceive the simple. We also find later in Proverbs 7 that the Adulterous Spirit also does the same as Wisdom here to mimic Wisdom. Because the Adulterous Spirit is masking itself as Wisdom to deceive the simple.
- Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Wisdom is telling us that you need to follow Wisdom and not another spirit or man (1Jn 2:27).
- We must call upon Wisdom and seek its knowledge, counsel, and reproof. Or we will reap the fruit of our own ways. Desolation and destruction will come upon us for this reason, not for not following the ways of some Prophet.
- Finally, those whoso hearkeneth unto Wisdom shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. This is where we need to live in peace. Not someplace in the wilderness to escape some coming wrath. Peace with God and man (1Pt 3:11; Pr 16:7).
Herein (God’s Word) is where we find what the Spirit is saying. Which shows forth in the lives of those who have it with the peaceable fruit of righteousness (Heb 12:11).
The way of peace they know not (Rom 3:17)
When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. (Pr 16:7)