I am now on Day 49 of my “Bible in 90 Days” challenge. How awesome it is to feel like I just started reading the Bible from the beginning and I’m now more than half way through! For any of you thinking of participating in this Bible reading program, I encourage you to do so. It’s been an amazing experience!
What could be more perfect in the half-way point than reading the wisdom found in the book of Proverbs. Here are some of my favorite gems:
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding.
My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you.
Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. Prov. 7:1-3
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Prov. 9:10a
When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. Prov. 10:19
The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. Prov. 13:4
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Prov. 14:30
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Prov. 15:1
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. Prov. 15:17
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prov. 16:24
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed up spirit dries up the bones. Prov. 17:22
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Prov. 18:10
The man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Prov. 18:24
Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it. Prov. 22:6
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. Prov. 24:3-4
A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. Prov. 29:11
And of course, the 31st book of Proverbs from verses 10-31 is known by it’s list of characteristics of a virtuous woman. It makes me aspire to live better.