Wanting Wisdom – 31 days through Proverbs

Sometimes I feel like I’m not so good at “real life.” The weight of real responsibility with a family and bills and deadlines makes me feel like this:

I can't adult today. Please don't make me adult.

As I look at my life, I found in myself a relaxed dependence on discipline and wise decision making. So through the month of July I will be working through the book of Proverbs, and will seek to share relevant insights on this blog. To quote the Proverb-ist (Proverbian?), I want to lean not on my understanding, but to trust in the Lord and in all my ways acknowledge his wisdom.

Here’s the format I will follow. If you haven’t ever read Proverbs this way, I do highly recommend it. The first nine chapters of Proverbs act as a single unit. While most of the book is like┬áhors d’ouvres in the all-you-can-eat buffet of God’s wisdom that is the Bible, these nine chapters have several extended trains of thought. Read them as a unit some time. Between now and July 9, I will read this passage several times and highlight some themes. July 10-31, I will read that day’s corresponding chapter in the book.

Check back often this month, and feel free to read along with me.

Here’s to Wanting Wisdom!