“A Proverb A Day”

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“An apple a day….” Well, you know the rest… “keeps the doctor away.”

I know of something even better than that. I call it “A Proverb a day.” Reading and applying just one Proverb a day gives you more wisdom than an ant working diligently everyday in the summer storing up its food for the winter.

Imagine taking a shot of wisdom each and every day for free. I say shot because they are less than one page each yet chock-full of instant and powerful wisdom. The Book of Proverbs beams a total of thirty-one chapters. I like to see it as one for each day of the month.

You can find time-tested winning words in the Old Testament of the Bible. The 31 chapters are loaded with God’s wisdom spoken through King Solomon who is arguably of course considered the wisest King of all time and certainly the wealthiest.

It is no coincidence the Book of Proverbs contains 31 chapters. By ingesting one chapter a day, every day, you complete the whole Book of Proverbs each month 12 times a year. You are privileged to have access to such sage advice twelve times a year ensuring this available wisdom sinks into today’s mind that is more cluttered than the contents of a 3,000 square-foot home being stored in a 100 square foot storage shed.

Clear your mind for a minute or two each morning and start your day with Godly instructions. You may gain a productive/rewarding, and healthy life when you apply the principles Proverbs suggest. The King’s Proverbs teach us about foolishness, wisdom, pride, fear, wealth, gossip, insecurity and a whole host of pertinent ideologies as well as today’s materialistic concerns.

A Proverbial example is Proverbs 12:24 suggesting diligent hands will rule for laziness ends in forced labor. This Proverb is probably common sense but applying it is where wisdom comes in. God offers His wisdom freely if you ask Him for it. Sometimes wisdom is just common sense with ardent application.

I encourage you to start today. Pull out your Bible to whatever day you are reading this writing and read the one-page Proverb of the day.  If you are reading this article on the 24th day of the month, start with Proverbs Chapter 24.

Start today. It is a good-read and offers keys to prosperity with a well-balanced life. Wisdom can be as sweet as the sticky stuff bees make after digesting nectar and storing it in a wax comb. Read Proverbs 24:13,14 below:

13 “My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:

14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.” 

Wisdom is good for the soul and leads to a reward, a reward of hope and hope is a good thing.:)

What’s your favorite Proverb? Do you have one.? Do tell.

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About Timothy S.

I am of lover of all. I love people. I believe everyone should be heard and I hope during that process that peace, love, encouragement, learning and growth are spread throughout society. I would much enjoy if you interact with my Journey so I can learn from you. Sign up for email updates when I post a new article.
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6 Responses to “A Proverb A Day”

  1. Jane Saxton says:

    Great suggestion, Tim. I have been floundering around in the bible lately not knowing where the Lord wanted me. Now I know it is Proverbs.

    A significant chapter for me is 15. The Lord brought this verse to light when I was sitting in a cemetery feeling betrayed by an impractical joker and most of my family. Somehow, written in letters larger than the others, I read, “Folly delights a man who lacks judgement, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.” Verse 21.

    I looked around my surroundings and found a baby’s grave and thought about how those grieving parents had so much more pain than I felt at that moment. Then I noticed a statue of Jesus with scars on His Hands. My emotional anguish pales with the thought of what He went through for me. It put my situation into the perspective I needed at the time.

    Proverbs holds so many truths and much comfort for me.

  2. Anonymous says:

    1 Timotheus- well done! Thanks for the encouragement.

  3. good luck on your journey. I started a similar quest years ago and find there is no ending in discovery in proverbial wisdom. Caution though, proverbs do not make you wise, only more aware in my opinion.
    http://scatterwisdom.blogspot.com/2014/03/king-solomon-will-proverbs-make-me-wise.html

    Regards and goodwill blogging.

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