Friday, March 6, 2015

Proverbs, Day 5 Readings

Looking Ahead and an Ode to the Exemplary Wife  

Today's first reading comes from some of the concluding collections of proverbs from people other than Solomon.  Here are a collection of sometimes funny wise sayings about the future, marriage, and the merits of the heart.

Read Proverbs 27:1-22  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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The second reading is the concluding ode in Proverbs, a well-known poem about a godly wife.  Such a woman is of great value to her husband and family, one who works hard over long hours, demonstrating (in her own way) strength and wisdom.

Read Proverbs 31:10-31  (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 25-31 today.