Daily Bible Reading “The Value of Wisdom” (Proverbs 8:1-11)

 

Proverbs 8 TheValue of WisdomThe Value of Wisdom

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 8:1-11. In this Scripture, Solomon shares the value of wisdom. He says, “Doesn’t wisdom cry and understanding raise her voice? She stands in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. She cries at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.”

Wisdom cries out, to you, I call. Those of you, who are simple, understand wisdom: and, those of you who are fools have an understanding heart.

Listen; I speak of excellent things; and when I open my lips you will hear right things. My mouth speaks the truth; and wickedness is a disgrace to my lips.

All the words of my mouth are honest; there is nothing presumptuous or perverse in them. They are all simple to those who understand, and right to those who find knowledge.

Obtain my instruction rather than silver; and knowledge rather than gold. Wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things we desire are not to be compared to it.

There are some very wise and intelligent people in this world. There are people who have made millions of dollars because of their wisdom and knowledge. In this Scripture, Solomon reminds us that wisdom is more valuable than rubies, silver, or gold.

We can learn and become knowledgeable about all kinds of things, but the wisdom we learn from the Bible teaches us how to live godly lives. As Christians, this is something we need to know and strive to do. The wisdom that is shared in the Bible far exceeds the wisdom of man, it is inspired by God.

Where can we learn better about wisdom, knowledge, and understanding than from the Word of God? How do you show you value the wisdom that you learn from the Word of God?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 8:1-11

1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.
3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.
4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

 

Things to think about:

  •  What are some of the things Solomon compares to the value of wisdom?
  • In what ways do you value wisdom?
  • What does Solomon tell us about wisdom in this Scripture?
  • Who is the wisest person you know?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in Proverbs, Solomon shares the value of wisdom. Help us to understand the value of wisdom and to treasure Your wisdom above all others, in our lives. Help us to take the wisdom we learn from Your Word and apply it to our lives daily, so that we can live righteous lives and set good examples for others. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

– Proverbs 8:11

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Daily Bible Reading “Apple of the Eye” (Proverbs 7:1-5)

Apple of the Eye

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 7:1-5. Solomon tells his son, “My son, keep my words, and treasure my commandments. Keep my commandments, and live; and my instruction as the apple of your eye.”

Tie them around your fingers; write them on the table of your heart. Say to wisdom, “You are my sister;” and call understanding your relative. They will keep you from the adulterous woman, from the stranger who flatters with her words.

The pupil is considered to be the apple of the eye. Solomon is reminding us if we keep our focus on the right things, the good things that we have been taught by our parents and in the Word of God; we are less likely to veer off the good path of life to the path of sin and destruction.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 7:1-5

1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.

 

Things to think about:

  •  What does Solomon tell his son to do with the things he has taught him?
  • What does Solomon tell his son to call wisdom?
  • What does Solomon tell his son to call understanding?
  • Why does Solomon say to keep wisdom and understanding close to you?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture from Proverbs we are reminded to keep wisdom and understanding close to us. Help us to keep the good things that we have been taught by our parents and from the Bible as the focus of our eyes and heart so that we might live the way You would have us to. Help us not to get distracted by the ways of this world. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. – Proverbs 7:2

 

 

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Daily Bible Reading “The LORD Gives Wisdom” (Proverbs 2:1-9)

The LORD Gives Wisdom

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 2:1-9. Solomon says to his son, “My son, accept my words, and hide my commandments in your heart. Listen to wisdom, apply your heart to understanding, cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding.”

Seek wisdom like you seek after money, and search for it like hidden treasures. Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

The LORD gives wisdom. From His mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He sets up sound wisdom for the upright. He protects those who live with integrity. He keeps the paths of judgment, and guards the path of his faithful children.

If you seek wisdom from the LORD, you will learn to be honest, have good judgment, be impartial, and walk in every good way.

There is a difference between knowledge and wisdom. We can have a lot of knowledge about a certain topic, but to say we have wisdom in that area we have to learn to understand and apply the knowledge that we have attained.

Wisdom and knowledge are something we have to seek after. It is not going to come knocking on our door.

Having a relationship with the LORD and spending time with Him, listening for His still small voice will help us to obtain wisdom.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 2:1-9

1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

 

Things to think about:

  • What is the difference between wisdom and knowledge?
  • Where do we get wisdom, knowledge, and understanding?
  • What do we need to do to obtain wisdom, knowledge, and understanding?

 

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture we see that we have to seek after wisdom and knowledge. Help us to seek Your face for the wisdom, knowledge and understanding that we need in this life. Help us to live with integrity and seek to do right in everything we do. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. – Proverbs 2:6

 

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In the book of Haggai, the LORD reveals a message to Haggai for the people asking them to consider your ways. The LORD also reminded the people through Haggai that He was with them, among other things. These are lessons that we can still use today in our lives.

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