Monday, March 2, 2015

Proverbs, Day 1 Readings

The Value of Wisdom and Trusting God's Instruction  

Today's first reading emphasizes the value of wisdom.  It stresses that true wisdom comes from God and the highest knowledge humans can attain begins by seeking God's wisdom.  Such godly wisdom points toward a good life, free from unnecessary distractions and false steps.

Read Proverbs 2:1-22  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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The second reading reminds the student that it is not only important to recognize that God has wisdom, but that God teaches people that wisdom.  And like any teacher or parent, God praises good behavior and scolds mistakes.  So it is important to trust God, even when being punished or corrected by God -- for following God's teaching is the way to true happiness.

Read Proverbs 3:1-35  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Proverbs 1-6 today.