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July 7 | Invest

July 7, 2020


READ Proverbs 7 (listen). WRITE out one verse and SHARE with someone.

Proverbs 7 is part of the nine lessons that open the book (Proverbs 1-9). It is the final lesson, warning against the seduction of folly. The chapter concludes with the consequences of chasing folly.


Do not let them [my words] out of your sight, keep them within your heart. Proverbs 4:21

Read: Proverbs 4:20-22

Listen: Proverbs 4


Looking back over the years, Solomon is convinced that what his son puts in his heart will influence him for decades. He also knows the wisdom he’s teaching his son won’t accidentally find a home in his heart. The only way his son will develop a healthy heart is by regularly depositing God’s truth and wisdom. This truth and wisdom, which Solomon later tells his son to “bind” to his heart (Proverbs 6:21), will lead to real life.

Jesus taught this as well. “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of” (Luke 6:45). What we put it, what we invest, influences us. Our thoughts, speech and what we do will reveal—for all to see—what we’ve invested. Truth and wisdom will eventually come out if that’s we deposit.

We invest in different ways. Memorizing Scripture allows us to bring it to mind at a critical time. Studying biblical principles on parenting equips us to parent from a place of trust and not fear. Meditating on the stories of Jesus helps us easily tell others of his love for them. But like all investments, what we withdraw is based on what we’ve deposited. Start investing today!


Invest in your heart by memorizing Proverbs 4:23. Write it on a card, type in your mobile or download our lock screen below. Take it with you during the day and review it ten times during the day (water or coffee breaks, at meals, on a walk and before bed). As you memorize this verse, you’ll be depositing motivation for additional investments in the years ahead.

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