August 19, 2021, DAY 229: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: Proverbs 17-18

August 19, 2021


We continue our journey through the book of Proverbs, specifically chapters 17 and 18, contrasting wisdom with folly.

Ask the Lord for His understanding of Proverbs 17 and 18. Read Proverbs 17-18. Let’s journey.

King Solomon, son of King David, is believed to be the wisest man who ever lived, with the exception of Jesus Christ. King Solomon is the author of most of the book of Proverbs, which means wisdom. Solomon, upon being crowned king, was offered a gift from the Lord. Already showing wisdom, Solomon asked that the Lord bestow upon him wisdom to rule wisely. Wisdom is about how to live in a way that honors God and all wisdom comes for the Lord.

Proverbs 17-18: If you are seeing traits of folly in yourself as we journey through Proverbs; don’t distress. Work on changing the folly you recognize in your life to wisdom. God’s word corrects the wise while announcing judgement to those who chose to reject it. (Proverbs 17:1-18:24)

Following today’s reading, take some time and meditate on a piece of wisdom that stood out to you. Consider why you are drawn to that piece of wisdom? Does it go against what the secular world teaches? What is God trying to teach you through this piece of wisdom? How can that wisdom be applied to your life?


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