Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance—for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. Proverbs 1:5-7 (NIV)
Read: Proverbs 1:5-7 (NIV)
Listen: Proverbs 1
We are diving into the book of Proverbs in our series, The Power of Words. We’ve learned that a proverb is a short saying of one or two lines, playing off of each other to teach us about how the world usually works. Sometimes these proverbs talk about work, relationships or words, but they always boil down a large amount of wisdom into small proverbs.
The proverbs were memorized to teach to children. They are not meant to be read one time and then forgotten. They are intended to be heard time and again and reflected on thoughtfully. These proverbs were meant to change the way someone viewed the world and help them live more wisely.
In Proverbs 1:5, we learn the wise listen and add to their learning. The same should be true of us today. This wisdom takes humility to listen and discipline to learn. As we go through these proverbs, may we be like the wise described in this verse as we listen to wisdom and add to our learning.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
This week we have looked primarily at four proverbs: Proverbs 27:1-2, Proverbs 12:22, Proverbs 15:28 and Proverbs 16:24. Select one that sticks out to you and spend some time reflecting on it. Write it out by hand ten times to help you memorize it. Then journal about what stood out to you most.
Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.