“These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel. Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise.” (Proverbs 1:1-2, NLT)
One of the greatest things we can teach our children is to seek a heart of wisdom.
They will make foolish choices, to be sure. That is part of the maturing process. But there is no greater joy than seeing our children become adults who make wise decisions. Because we know, often by experience, the devastating result of making foolish choices. And that is the last thing we want for our sons and daughters.
Embracing wisdom results in a life that is free of the consequences and entanglements of foolish living.
The Book of Proverbs is loaded with wisdom. Wisdom is understanding how to use the knowledge we learn from God’s Word. When I was young, my dad encouraged me to read one chapter of Proverbs every day. There are thirty-one chapters in the book, and at most, thirty-one days in a month. I followed his encouragement and have read through the Book of Proverbs many times.
Sweet Mama, the TruthBytes app is perfect for devos on the go. But I challenge and encourage you to take this a step further. Once again, I’m reading the Book of Proverbs every day, each month this year. Looking for different nuggets each time through. Will you join me in reading a chapter a day, just this month?
Better yet, find a translation that is easy to understand and read it with your kids! They may not have the attention span for an entire chapter, so choose a verse or two that is relevant for them. Yes, this is another challenge for you. It’s hard enough prioritizing your own time with the Lord. But intentionally creating this time with your children will have life-long and eternal consequences—the good kind!
Let’s do this together!