Proverbs Reading: Day 51

The Radiant Bride Who could ever find a wife like this one— she is a woman of strength and mighty valor! She’s full of wealth and wisdom. The price paid for her was greater than many jewels. Her husband has entrusted his heart to her, for she brings him the rich spoils of victory. All…

Proverbs Reading: Day 50

Inspired Word King Lemuel’s royal words of wisdom: These are the inspired words my mother taught me. Listen, my dear son, son of my womb. You are the answer to my prayers, my son. So keep yourself sexually pure from the promiscuous, wayward woman. Don’t waste the strength of your anointing on those who ruin…

Proverbs Reading: Day 49

Four Mysteries There are four marvelous mysteries that are too amazing to unravel— who could fully explain them? The way an eagle flies in the sky, the way a snake glides on a boulder, the path of a ship as it passes through the sea, and the way a bridegroom falls in love with his…

Proverbs Reading: Day 48

The Mysterious Sayings of Agur These are the collected sayings of the prophet Agur, Jakeh’s son— the amazing revelation he imparted to Ithiel and Ukal. God, I’m so weary and worn out, I feel more like a beast than a man. I was made in your image, but I lack understanding. I’ve yet to learn…

Proverbs Reading: Day 47

Don’t Be Stubborn Stubborn people who repeatedly refuse to accept correction will suddenly be broken and never recover. Everyone rejoices when the lovers of God flourish, but the people groan when the wicked rise to power. When you love wisdom, your father is overjoyed. But when you associate with prostitutes, you waste your wealth in…

Proverbs Reading: Day 46

Lovers of God Guilty criminals experience paranoia even though no one threatens them. But the innocent lovers of God, because of righteousness, will have the boldness of a young, ferocious lion! A rebellious nation is thrown into chaos, but leaders anointed with wisdom will restore law and order. When a pauper oppresses the destitute, it’s…

Proverbs Reading: Day 45

Heed Wisdom’s Warnings Never brag about the plans you have for tomorrow, for you don’t have a clue what tomorrow may bring to you. Let someone else honor you for your accomplishments, for self-praise is never appropriate. It’s easier to carry a heavy boulder and a ton of sand than to be provoked by a…

Proverbs Reading: Day 44

Watch Your Words The one who is caught lying to his friend and says, “I didn’t mean it, I was only joking,” can be compared to a madman randomly shooting off deadly weapons. It takes fuel to have a fire— a fire dies down when you run out of fuel. So quarrels disappear when the…

Proverbs Reading: Day 43

Don’t Be a Fool It is totally out of place to promote and honor a fool, just like it’s out of place to have snow in the summer and rain at harvest time. An undeserved curse will be powerless to harm you. It may flutter over you like a bird, but it will find no…

Proverbs Reading: Day 42

Wisdom Practices Self-Control Use patience and kindness when you want to persuade leaders and watch them change their minds right in front of you. For your gentle wisdom will quell the strongest resistance. When you discover something sweet, don’t overindulge and eat more than you need, for excess in anything can make you sick of…