I’m retuning to Proverbs this month – the book begins by saying:  “These are the proverbs of Solomon, David's son, king of Israel.  Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise.  Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair.  These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young.  Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser.  Let those with understanding receive guidance by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables, the words of the wise and their riddles.  Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”  (Proverbs 1:1-7 NLT)
 
And no matter how many times I read through Proverbs, I seem to always run across stuff that sounds so fresh to me, that it’s as if I’m reading it for the first time.  I must say that I find some of those portions challenging, again, but I’m looking forward to getting back into these chapters to see what’s waiting for me, again.  And I will hear Solomon call to me, personally, as I hear him say “my son,” and I will acknowledge that I’m the son he’s talking to. 
 
Let him talk to you, personally, as well, and acknowledge that you’re the son or daughter he’s talking to.  There’s room for both of us here!  And ladies, remember to consciously make the appropriate gender applications as you read.  When Solomon warns a man, make the scenario application to a woman.  I encourage you to make these holy writings as personally applicable as possible! 
 
I’m looking forward to reading these words again, and seeing what the Holy Spirit is gonna whisper to me.  Thanks for joining me!
 
Shalom,

D.P. 

 

Devotional Reading Calendar – October 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Prov. 1
 
2
Prov. 2
 
3
Prov. 3
 
4
Prov. 5
 
5
Prov. 5
 
6
Prov. 6
 
7
Prov. 7
 
8
Prov. 8
 
9
Prov. 9
 
10
Prov. 10
 
11
Prov. 11
 
12
Prov. 12
 
13
Prov. 13
 
14
Prov. 14
 
15
Prov. 15
 
16
Prov. 16
 
17
Prov. 17
 
18
Prov. 18
 
19
Prov. 19
 
20
Prov. 20
 
21
Prov. 21
 
22
Prov. 22
 
23
Prov. 23
 
24
Prov. 24
 
25
Prov. 25
 
26
Prov. 26
 
27
Prov. 27
 
28
Prov. 28
 
29
Prov. 29
 
30
Prov. 30
 
31
Prov. 31