October 27-28, 2017

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Reading along with us in Proverbs? Here’s today’s reading:

Proverbs 1 (ESV)

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:

To know wisdom and instruction,
    to understand words of insight,
to receive instruction in wise dealing,
    in righteousness, justice, and equity;
to give prudence to the simple,
    knowledge and discretion to the youth—
Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
    and the one who understands obtain guidance,
to understand a proverb and a saying,
    the words of the wise and their riddles.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
    fools despise wisdom and instruction...Continue Reading

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  1. 15 my son, do not walk in the way with them;
    hold back your foot from their paths,
    16 for their feet run to evil,
    and they make haste to shed blood.

    I think of this as a warning to “not even go there” when it comes to sin. Don’t even set a foot on that path of destruction because it only leads to shed blood and death.

  2. 29 Because they hated knowledge
    and did not choose the fear of the Lord,
    30 would have none of my counsel
    and despised all my reproof,
    31 therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way,
    and have their fill of their own devices.
    32 For the simple are killed by their turning away,
    and the complacency of fools destroys them;
    33 but whoever listens to me will dwell secure
    and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”

  3. Because of the rich teaching in the book of Proverbs, we will take two days in each chapter. So you can decide whether you break up the chapter and more deeply meditate on particular verses, letting them sink in and allow the Spirit to bring up points of application. Or read each chapter over two days and see what different things might jump out at you. And let me know if this helps in your study of the Word and doesn’t detract from it.

  4. I was really struck by the verses of introduction here. Read them so we can be wise and grow in understanding. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom but fools despise it, turn to their own ways which leads to destruction in the lives of others as well as themselves. How long will the world despise wisdom and reject its rebuke? How long will we?

    I like verse 23 as well. If you had responded to my rebuke I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you. And there is stern warning at the end for rejecting wisdom. Thank God we have His word to provide for us the wisdom that we need!

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