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January 9 2024
To give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:
During the holidays and at various times of the year, schools in most areas close for seasonal breaks. Children play and have a great time. Then comes the dreaded day when the vacation is over, and school resumes its sessions. It’s not really school that is dreaded as much as the idea of having to study and learn something. That takes work and time. It means having to memorize some things, about which we hear both young and old making the same claim: “I am not good at memorizing things.” Well, that’s just not true. Let’s think for a second. Where do you live? What is the address? What is your phone number? How do you get to work? What’s your favorite food? You have all the answers to these questions buried in your mind because you memorized them. Why? Because knowing each of these facts is very important to your daily life.
The Book of Proverbs is also important for your daily living. I’m not asking you to memorize the Book of Proverbs. However, what do today’s verses tell us? “A wise man will hear,” and not just hear but will also delve deep to understand the dark sayings. Simply put, it’s not just about reading the words but understanding the depth of their meaning. We’re not just meant to be readers and hearers but also doers.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
What will be your choice? Will you be someone who reads the words, walks away, and never thinks of them again? Or, even worse, one who never even reads the words at all? Or will you be the wise person who says in your heart, “I will read, learn, understand, and apply the wise counsel of the wisest one of all time.” Are we talking about Solomon as the wisest? Absolutely not. The wisest is God. God simply used Solomon to share the wisdom and truth that He has for you.
What will be your choice?
IF YOU ARE JOURNALING:
Ask yourself, what are MY THOUGHTS concerning this Passage, and todays Devotion?
Do I find within this reading a CHALLENGE for my life?
What are one or two things I WILL DO today or this week to accept that CHALLENGE?
GOD TALKING TO ME: JANUARY 9, 2024
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH A DAILY PROVERBS
Genesis 5-8 / Proverbs 1:4 – 6
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Genesis 21-23 / Matthew 7
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director