Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday Wisdom - 22

I'm not sure who the genius was who first figured out that the book of Proverbs has as many chapters as some months have days. I know a lot of Christians who have the practice of reading the chapter of Proverbs which corresponds to the date of the month (i.e. reading Proverbs 1 on the first day of the month, etc.) Proverbs is what you call "Wisdom Literature" (along with Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, and Job). It is a book which lends itself to helpful devotional meditation due to the fact that you can read a verse or cluster of verses and have so much to mentally chew on for the entire day! When you repeat this practice month after month, then it really helps you call to mind God's practical wisdom for everyday living. I've done this from time to time in my Christian walk and it really is powerful!

Today is September 22nd...yeah, I know, it's hard to believe. So, I wanted to share a few verses from Proverbs 22 with you today...

22:1 - A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than gold or silver. Which is more valuable: your reputation or your material assets?

22:6 - Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Do you think this is a promise to claim or a principle to live by?

22:9 - A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. How is it a blessing to give your stuff away to others?

These are just a few of the pearls of wisdom from God's Word in Proverbs 22. Let me encourage you to get into God's Word today. Don't try to live without it!

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