January 6 – Proverbs 1
LOOK: The book of Proverbs comes with it’s own purpose statement:
“for gaining wisdom and instruction;
for understanding words of insight;
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
doing what is right and just and fair;
for giving prudence to those who are simple,
knowledge and discretion to the young—
let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance—
for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.”
LISTEN: Proverbs gives such practical advice about how to live a great life. We are told what usually happens when we make good choices and bad choices.
LEARN: Wisdom is not just knowing what is wrong and right but choosing to do what is right no matter who is watching.