The Book of Proverbs is filled with wise sayings. Proverbs 25:11, for example, says, “A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” This single verse could be a commentary on every wise saying in the entire book. You don’t have to spend a great deal of time reading Proverbs to realize the abundance of aptly spoken words of wisdom that are available to the reader.
The words of wisdom in Proverbs are like spiritual gold to the spiritually hungry. Did not Jesus say in the Sermon on the Mount, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled?” Proverbs abounds in wisdom and spiritual righteousness. Proverbs is powerful insight for living. James, the Brother of our Lord said, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault” (James 1:5). The Word of God is available for us to read. The whole of it is filled with wisdom and guidance. My suggestion to you is that you have to start somewhere and Proverbs is a helpful place to begin.
There are 31 Chapters in Proverbs which means that if you spend a few minutes each day just reading one chapter a day, in one month you would read the entire book. Imagine the wisdom and instruction you could accumulate by such discipline. And if you determine to read just this one book one chapter a day, you could actually read the entire book 12 times a year. Such concentration on wisdom could not only change your life, it could change the world.
Faced with the barrage of confusion, doubts, lies, distrust, hate, animosity and anxiety that we are now encountering on a daily basis in doses lethal enough to discourage, depress and defeat the strongest soul, we need all the spiritual wisdom and power that God makes available to us. Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” Take this spiritual alert about uncertainty seriously. But also know that with God’s wisdom we have power for victory over evil. So, in the face of the unexpected let this prayer encourage you….
Lord, I know not what may come today, some needy soul may cross my way; Please Lord, give a word of cheer, I pray to meet the unexpected. Perchance God may afresh reveal some wound that He alone can heal; He understands, and He can deal with all the unexpected. How often within the trivial round so many trying things are found, but you Lord can make all grace abound for all the unexpected. No matter what the call may be or changes that may come to me, Your hand of love is all I see from sources unexpected. (prayer from an unknown source).
In His Love,