Oct 04 2009

Get wisdom

October 4th means we're reading Proverbs 4 today!  If you're just joining us, jump in on today's Proverb and finish out the month with us.  You can read the rest the first few days of November.  See if your friends at church or work want to read with us and "get wisdom".  blessings, Lisa:)

Proverbs 4 (New International Version)

1 Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction;
       pay attention and gain understanding.

 2 I give you sound learning,
       so do not forsake my teaching.

 3 When I was a boy in my father's house,
       still tender, and an only child of my mother,

 4 he taught me and said,
       "Lay hold of my words with all your heart;
       keep my commands and you will live.

 5 Get wisdom, get understanding;
       do not forget my words or swerve from them.

 6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
       love her, and she will watch over you.

 7 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.
       Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

 8 Esteem her, and she will exalt you;
       embrace her, and she will honor you.

 9 She will set a garland of grace on your head
       and present you with a crown of splendor."

 10 Listen, my son, accept what I say,
       and the years of your life will be many.

 11 I guide you in the way of wisdom
       and lead you along straight paths.

 12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
       when you run, you will not stumble.

 13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;
       guard it well, for it is your life.

 14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked
       or walk in the way of evil men.

 15 Avoid it, do not travel on it;
       turn from it and go on your way.

 16 For they cannot sleep till they do evil;
       they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall.

 17 They eat the bread of wickedness
       and drink the wine of violence.

 18 The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
       shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

 19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
       they do not know what makes them stumble.

 20 My son, pay attention to what I say;
       listen closely to my words.

 21 Do not let them out of your sight,
       keep them within your heart;

 22 for they are life to those who find them
       and health to a man's whole body.

 23 Above all else, guard your heart,
       for it is the wellspring of life.

 24 Put away perversity from your mouth;
       keep corrupt talk far from your lips.

 25 Let your eyes look straight ahead,
       fix your gaze directly before you.

 26 Make level paths for your feet
       and take only ways that are firm.

 27 Do not swerve to the right or the left;
       keep your foot from evil.

New International Version (NIV)

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Comments (5) -

10/4/2009 8:23:18 AM
Robin United States
Robin
Thanks Lisa for keeping us all on track with this!
10/4/2009 11:24:16 AM
Erin United States
Erin
Thank you for this challenge. I have never read Proverbs. It is exactly what I needed.
10/4/2009 12:29:03 PM
Micah Q. Ferrell United States
Micah Q. Ferrell
I am so glad you decided to share this with everyone! As a person who recently came back yo Christ after a few years on my own I am rediscovering how wonderful the Bible is! I read the 3rd chapter yesterday and WOW! I will probably read that one several more times in the near future,it has a lot of wisdom for how we are to live our lives. Thanks again!
10/4/2009 3:37:32 PM
Jenny M. Green United States
Jenny M. Green
Lisa, I just wanted to say thank you for doing this. My husband just deployed recently and our marriage is stuggling. I listen to K-Love everymorning on my way to work, when I heard you were doing this I thought to myself this is a perfect way for my husband and I to get started working on things. So everyday since this has started we have read these. And they have been a HUGE help.  Thanks for everything you guys do!
10/4/2009 3:38:39 PM
Theresa United States
Theresa
I just heard, again, 11 year old Chandler sing Toby Mac.  Wouldn't it be great if you could get Toby Mac to go and see him personally.  I mean he obviously has touched this boy and wouldn't it be cool Toby to go and meet him and then call you and they could sing City on Our Knees together for the show.  Just a thought.  God bless you .
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