31 Days in Proverbs – Part 2

Without consultation, plans are frustrated, 
but with many counselors they succeed.

Proverbs 15:22

The last few days have been wonderful as I’ve read through Proverbs 11 to Proverbs 20.  Humility is a reoccurring theme throughout the book, and Solomon also encourages us to seek the right counsel.  Asking for help requires us to be humble, and this can be tough.  Finding the right people to ask can sometimes be tougher.  Take this to God in prayer.  He will lead you to right people.  If you’re acting on your own God-given wisdom, chances are you’re not far from the best counselors:  God’s Word, Church leaders, Spirit-led sermons, devoted friends, loving spouse, wise parents, and good Christian books.  Isn’t it amazing where a little wisdom can lead us?

Here are some more nuggets from King Solomon’s wisdom mines:

Proverbs 11:13               Trustworthiness

Proverbs 12:27               Diligence

Proverbs 13:11               Earning an honest buck

Proverbs 14:30               A tranquil heart and our health

Proverbs 15:1                 Avoiding anger

Proverbs 16:1-3, 9          God directs our steps

Proverbs 17:27, 28          Keep your mouth shut—much of the time.

Proverbs 18:12               Humility before honor

Proverbs 19:1                 Better to walk with integrity

Proverbs 20:13               Don’t sleep too much

What about you?  What treasures are you digging up in God’s Word?

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4 Responses to 31 Days in Proverbs – Part 2

  1. pastorjeffcma says:

    While I have been enjoying revisiting Proverbs again and again I had a reminiscent chuckle when you first wrote about it. Growing up my mother was always quoting from the Proverbs to us. We used to say that “if she tells me another verse from Proverbs I am going to scream.” It certainly has served us well. A few years ago for Christmas, half in seriousness and half in jest, we bought her a huge framed print of a poster containing the entire book of Proverbs. Thought you might like to know.

  2. Loved this. Can’t have enough of this book. There is always something new when I read it. Thanks for taking on this treasure of Wisdom. After all, Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore get Wisdom!

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