Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 10:1-8. In this Scripture, we are reminded that this is the proverbs of Solomon. Solomon says, “A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish son is the sorrow of his mother. Treasures of wickedness will profit you nothing: but righteousness delivers from death.”
The LORD will not allow the soul of the righteous person to be hungry: but he casts away the desire of the wicked one.
Those who deal with a deceitful hand become poor: but the hand of the diligent person prospers.
A wise son gathers in summer: but one who sleeps during harvest causes shame.
Blessings are bestowed on the head of the righteous: but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
The memory of the just person is blessed: but the name of the wicked person will decompose. The wise person in heart will receive instructions: but a loud mouth fool will fall.
Notice how Solomon compares the wise person and the foolish person. The wise person receives the blessings of God and the foolish person falls into destruction.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.
3 The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
6 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
Things to think about:
- What is the difference between a wise child and a foolish son or daughter?
- Who is it that gathers in harvest?
- What happens to those who are too lazy to gather in the time of harvest?
- What are some of the other comparisons mentioned between the wise person and the foolish person?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we read this Scripture where Solomon compares a wise person with a wicked person help us to realize the difference. Help us to be wise and diligent. Help us not to be as those who are wicked. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
– Proverbs 10:1
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About the Book:
The Book of 1 Samuel: Prophets, Priests, and Kings by Deborah H. Bateman is a Daily Bible Reading Study of the book of 1 Samuel. This is the 31st book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of 1 Samuel is found in the Old Testament of the Bible.
The Book of 1 Samuel not only discusses the life and call on Samuel as prophet, but also includes events that happened during his lifetime. The people of Israel insisted on having a king and even though Samuel tried to warn them of the dangers of appointing a king, they insisted. So God chose Saul to be their king. A good portion of the book includes the events during the reign of King Saul including the ongoing rivalry between King Saul and David.
The Book of 1 Samuel: Prophets, Priests, and Kings contains 71 Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson consists of a commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scripture, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer to go along with the lesson. This Bible study is great as a personal daily devotional or a group Bible study.
For those of you interested in Bible journaling, we suggest you pick your favorite Bible verse from each lesson and journal about it. This will be a great reminder of the lessons you learn as you read and study this book.
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