Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 2:10-22. In this Scripture, Solomon talks to his son about both Lady Wisdom and Lady Folly. He tells him the benefits of wisdom, saying, “Wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul. Discretion will preserve you, understanding will keep you.”
Wisdom, knowledge, understanding and discretion will deliver you from the way of evil men who speak perverse things. They leave the paths of righteousness and walk in the ways of darkness.
They rejoice to do evil, and delight in the foolishness of the wicked. Their ways are devious and their paths are crooked. Not only does Solomon warn his son about evil men, but he also warns him about hanging around with strange women.
He tells him that wisdom will save him from Lady Folly, who is the strange woman that flatters with her words. He warns him about the adulteress woman who has forsaken her husband and forgotten her covenant with God.
Entering into her house causes death to marriages and following her paths leads to destruction. Because of her alluring ways, no one who goes into her returns again. They become entrapped in the situation and cause damage to the path of their life.
Solomon encourages his son to walk in the way of good men and stay on the paths of the righteous.
He tells him that the upright will dwell in the land, and the perfect will inhabit it. He warns him that those who choose the path of the wicked will be cut off from the earth and the transgressors will be rooted out of it.
Deuteronomy 30:19-20, “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”
We can choose wisdom and the way to eternal life or we can choose wickedness and the way to eternal death and destruction. Choose wisdom – choose life!
Daily Bible Reading:
10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
15 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
18 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
Things to think about:
- What does the path of wisdom lead to?
- What does the path of the wicked lead to?
- What does Solomon warn his son about Lady Folly?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we read this Scripture in Proverbs we see two different paths of life that we can choose, the path of righteousness or the path of destruction. Help us to choose wisdom in every situation of our lives. Help us to use discretion about the people we hang around. Help us to stay on the path of righteousness. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; – Proverbs 2:10
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