Monday, June 3, 2013

June 3 – Proverbs 1- 3

Below are my thoughts from the daily Bible reading of the West Side Church of Christ. Today’s reading comes from Proverbs 1 - 3. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word. Also above in the tabs is a link to the Bible reading plan.

The book of Proverbs was written by King Solomon, the third God appointed King of Israel, son of David born to Bathsheba. In the beginning of Solomon’s reign God grants Solomon anything his heart desired. Solomon wisely asked for Wisdom. As a wise king he wanted his people to be wise and so he wrote proverbs to help his people be wise. God choose to include some of those in His word for us to learn from. Proverbs is unlike any other book in the Bible. In many books you can pick up a general theme or story from a chapter or section of scripture. This is not always the case with Proverbs. Many of the proverbs we find are short independent statements. However, the first several chapters of proverbs deal strictly with seeking wisdom in our lives.

I love the way chapter two starts out … “Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God.” (Proverbs 2:2-5 NLT) Let me ask you … do you pursue wisdom in your life? Do you track it like you would a deer in the woods or a treasure in the earth? Do you want to gain the knowledge of God? Do you want him to teach you, speak to, and mold you to be like him more and more? To gain wisdom is to draw nearer to God; to become more like him. That is noble goal for your life.

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