As we begin this new Study in the Book of Proverbs, or with any study of God’s Word, It is important to understand, that for the believer in Christ, this is not like any other study. Normally, when you read another book, you have to read the words on the page, and then in your mind try to imagine what the author was saying. With God’s Word however, if you know Christ as your Saviour, you then have the Holy Spirit residing in you. Which also means, you have the author of this book Residing in you. We read in:
2 Peter 1:20-21
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
The same Holy Spirit, who moved the writers of this book to originally write these words, also resides in your heart today. You do not have to imagine what the author meant, just ask Him.
Please take a few moments every day to pray for God’s wisdom before reading. The Holy Spirit will help you in understanding the book He has written. I have for years now prayed a simple prayer from my heart to God, using God’s own words prior to my study of His Word. I pray;
Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things out of thy law.
I have recently begun to add this verse as well;
Teach me to do thy will;
for thou art my God: thy spirit is good;
lead me into the land of uprightness.
May God bless your studies as you are Living In His Word.
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
“Getting people into the Word of God…
….and the Word of God into people.”
This week we will:
Tues. December 31, 2019 Explanation Work Week Devotions
& Daily Reading Schedule
Wed. January 1, 2020 Solomon The main Writer
Thurs. January 2, 2020 Introduction to Proverbs
Fri. January 3, 2020 The Divisions of the Proverbs
Sat. January 4, 2020 Proverbs 1
Sun. January 5, 2020 No Passages Assigned
Traditional Old & New Testament Reading Schedule:
January 2, 2020 Genesis 9-11 Matthew 4