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 hors 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!


One thought on “Wanting Wisdom – 31 days through Proverbs

  1. Proverbs is my favorite book of the old testament. I read through it many time in my teenage and early twenties and it gave me so much direction for my life.

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