Today’s Tasting: Proverbs 22-24 NLT
Solomon continues his words of wisdom about practical morality. Proverbs 22 begins by telling us to “Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold”. It goes on to remind us that those who truly fear the Lord will be rich.
True humility and fear of the Lord
lead to riches, honor, and long life
~ Proverbs 22:4
It tells us how we are to treat people and the things that we shouldn’t do. Getting rich should not be our motivation. We should seek wisdom. We must discipline our children to not envy sinners. Wisdom will take you a long way in life and keep you away from foolish things. We are not to rejoice when our enemies fall. We are not to show favoritism. Laziness will bring poverty.
Today’s Nourishment: The book of Proverbs is filled with life applicable words of wisdom. It reminds us that chasing after riches is not the way to go, but if we seek wisdom then, we will become rich. It tells us how to handle relationships and raise our children. A little wisdom can take us a long way.
Father, I thank You for the gift of wisdom. Your word says that if I ask for it then, You will give it liberally. Lord, I need Your wisdom right now. I need to make wise decisions in every area of my life. Please fill me with Your wisdom daily. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Can you remember a time in your life where a little wisdom would have done you some good? What did you learn from that situation?
Try and commit yourself to reading a Proverb a day in different translations so that you gain a good understanding of Solomon’s teachings.
Tomorrows Reading: 1 Kings 5-6; 2 Chronicles 2-3