Day 1 – Proverbs 1

“Wisdom shouts in the street… She lifts her voice in the square” (1:20)

Can you hear her?

“At the head of the noisy streets she cries out…. she utters her sayings” (1:21)

Are you listening for her? Looking for her in the hustle and bustle of this life?

Life can get busy, this year can get busy… and sometimes we just run out of time to listen, to pursue, to go after, to grab a hold of wisdom.

Life can deceive us into thinking we have all the wisdom we need. So we do not go after it… for we know it.

Wisdom is always crying out in the hustle and bustle of life. It is crying out to jar us our of our deception, move us out of our pride. It is trying to make us reflect on what we are doing. It is trying to get us to reflect on the path we are taking so we do not ruin our lives.

We just have to be humble enough to listen and pursue the wisdom that is there waiting to be heard and lived.

“But he who listens to me shall live securely and will be at ease from the dread of evil” (1:33)

Live securely…

Be at ease…

Are you listening?

I am excited that we are taking this journey together this month through the book of proverbs. As we read let’s be sure to listen from our hearts to what God is saying to us through his book. Do not fall into the trap of thinking of others (we can all list foolish people) for that would be folly. But open your heart to hear the practical instructions from what we read.

Listen… Wisdom is crying out to you… will you pursue her?

Now… What jumped out at you from your reading today?

4 thoughts on “Day 1 – Proverbs 1

  1. I am looking forward to this 31 day journey. There will be a lot to learn and apply daily to my life this coming month. Verse 7 hits the nail on the head and I think sets the tone for the rest of the book:

    “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

  2. verse 7 stuck out to me as well, but we so frequently hear the first part…. The fear of the Lord…. but seldom reflect on the later, … fools despise wisdom and discipline.
    How often I have been that fool, not choosing the high road of wisdom and discipline from the Lord. This chapter is shouting out to me~ I need to live my life in a way that honors God!

  3. Verses 10-19 stand out to me. This is going to be a great reference point when my children are struggling with making the right decision about friends and choices… It also stands out to me in the fact that having this as part of my shield now can help me in all areas of my walk….I know better than to think that I have it all together…. Shew, have been there before….a hard lesson to learn…

  4. In order to understand God, and his direction for you, you must be in the word. You have to fear him…..Verse 7. You can’t go throughout the week without being in his word to maintain a true relationship. If you don’t follow his will, and take his word to heart, you will suffer consequences. I agree with Bill and Suzi.

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