August 10, 2009

Book of Proverbs Challenge

This morning our Pastor began a 2-month sermon series on the Book of Proverbs, often referred to as the book of wisdom. "Proverbs was written to help us acquire and apply God's wisdom to the decisions and activities of our daily life." Our Pastor introduced the book by explaining that according to Proverbs, these are the pathways to wisdom:
  1. Develop the Fear (or proper view) of the Lord
  2. Get to Know the Word of God
  3. Determine to Get Wisdom
  4. Ask For It
  5. Commit to Christ
By the end of this sermon I wanted 2 have a fear of the Lord and to study the book of Proverbs! Because of that I have decided to accept these challenges given to us today:
  1. Read one chapter of Proverbs each day, corresponding date with chapter number.
  2. Memorize one key verse from Proverbs each week.
I want to extend this challenge to you as well! It's really a blessing more than a challenge, though, isn't it? What a privilege we have to openly read God's daily wisdom for us. For my own personal accountability, I am going to blog something about my Proverbs reading each day. It may be short, it may be long, but my plan is to type something. If you decide to read Proverbs as well, I hope that you will leave comments here sharing what God is teaching you. I know reading your thoughts will help encourage my heart to see the Holy Spirit working in each of us.

My first post tomorrow will be about my reading of Proverbs 10, since it is the 10th day of August. We'll get to the 1st 9 chapters in September! Can't wait to gain God's wisdom!

1 comment:

joel said...

Growing up in the church we did we had lots of practice with the proverbs. learn this for camp, learn that for choir tour, this is our theme for d now. i never appreciated them for what they were. Instructions from God passed to us in easy to digest bites. The wisdom from proverbs is so simple that we take them for granted as a saying from history class. thanks for the challenge. nice to freshen things