Proverbs is one of my favorite books of the bible, which was written by the wisest king that lived, King Solomon. When God asked him what he wanted after he became king, King Solomon asked for the unexpected: not wealth, long life, or victories over enemies. Instead, he asked for wisdom to be able to lead God’s people well. This request pleased God and in addition to wisdom, he was given riches that he did not ask.
It’s a book of practical living advice for various aspects of life: relationship with God and people, money and debt, values to live by, things and destructive people to avoid, goals to pursue, ambitions, work ethic, and highlighting the significance of pursuing wisdom.
The book has 31 chapters, so you can read a chapter for each day of the month; except for February and those 30 day months. If you fall behind, it’s easy to get on track by reading the chapter of the month date. I’ve done this many, too many to count, over the years. I read diligently until Day 6 or so, taper off, and then pick up around the 23rd again.
Verses in this book guide me in many ways: appeasing my fears, trusting God to take control of life that is out of my hands, dealing with difficult people, and affirming ways of how I should live my life as Esther. Sometimes I can only do so much and let God do the rest.
King Solomon, the guy who had it all in terms of discernment, riches, knowledge, and worldly success says two things are the most important in life: fear God and love wisdom.
I hope you’ll take a look into the book of Proverbs and try reading a chapter a day. I started again and I’m telling myself to stay consistent: try to avoid tapering off after a week.
Take care and have a fabulous mid week! Peace and blessings – Esther
Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!