Daily Bible Reading “Get Wisdom” (Proverbs 4:1-13)

Get Wisdom

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 4:1-13. Solomon says, “Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and listen to learn understanding. I give you good instruction, don’t forsake my direction.”

I was my father’s son, tender and beloved in the sight of my mother. He taught me well, and said to me, Let your heart attain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Get wisdom, get understanding: don’t forget it; don’t stray from the words of my mouth.

Don’t abandon wisdom, she will protect you: love her, and she will keep you.

Wisdom is the first thing; so acquire wisdom: and with all your acquisitions get intelligence.

Exalt wisdom, and it will promote you: it will bring you honor, when you embrace it.

Wisdom will give to your head a wreath of favor: it will give you a crown of glory.

Listen, my son, and receive my words; and you will add many years to your life.

Solomon says, “I have taught you the ways of wisdom; I have led you on the right paths. When you go, your steps won’t be distressed; and when you run, you won’t fall.”

Hold on to instruction; don’t let go: guard her; she is your life.

As children, our parents taught us many things. It is important that we pass down the wisdom of our parents to our children.

As we learned earlier in Proverbs, wisdom comes from the LORD. We need to pass down what we have learned from the Bible to our children as well. Much of what is taught in Proverbs are good godly principles to live our lives by.

In this Scripture, Solomon is trying to impress the importance of holding on to the wisdom that he has been taught by his father as his way of life. He knows the dangers of straying from the ways of the LORD. He wants his son to live a good life, as we wish for our children and grandchildren as well.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 4:1-13

1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
3 For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

 

Things to think about:

  • What is the importance of wisdom in our lives?
  • What is the importance of passing down wisdom to our children?
  • What is the importance of understanding?
  • How can we get wisdom?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we learn the importance of attaining wisdom and abiding by what we learn. Help us to make wise decisions. Help us to pass down the wisdom we have learned in this life to our children and grandchildren. Guard our hearts and minds. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. – Proverbs 4:5

 

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Daily Bible Reading “Happy Are Those Who Find Wisdom” (Proverbs 3:13-18)

Happy Are Those Who Find Wisdom

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 3:13-18. Solomon tells his son; happy is the man who finds wisdom and the man that gets understanding. Even though Solomon is talking to his son, the instructions that he gives in the book of Proverbs can apply to all of us, not only to men.

Wisdom is more profitable than silver and the gain of it more than fine gold.

Wisdom is more precious than fine jewels. All the things you desire can not be compared to the value of true wisdom.

A long life is in her right hand. In her left hand are wealth and honor.
Her ways are pleasant, and her paths lead to peace.

Wisdom is like a tree of life to those who obtain it. Happy are those who retain wisdom.

Notice in these Scriptures that Solomon speaks of wisdom as a lady. Like women are instructed in the Bible to submit to their husbands. We are instructed to submit our ways to the ways of the LORD. In doing so we will find wisdom.

Be careful where you seek counsel. When we take counsel from ungodly people we can end up in a lot of trouble. Making bad decisions can lead to death and destruction.

When we seek wisdom from the LORD and from those who walk in His ways, we can find joy, peace, and abundance in this life and in the life to come.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 3:13-18

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

 

Things to think about:

  • What are some of the benefits of finding wisdom that Solomon speaks of in this Scripture?
  • What are we promised when we seek wisdom?
  • Where should we seek wisdom?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in Proverbs we see that Solomon tells his son that those who find wisdom are happy and blessed. Help us as we study the book of Proverbs to realize the importance of seeking Your wisdom in our lives. Help us to seek Your wisdom in our daily lives. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

 

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About the book:

The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways is a Daily Bible Reading Study of the book of Haggai by Deborah H. Bateman. It is the twenty-fifth book in the Daily Bible Reading Series by the author. Haggai was one of the prophets from the Old Testament of the Bible.

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.

The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways contains four Daily Bible Reading lessons consisting of a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions to consider called, “Things to think about,” and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individual or group study.

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Daily Bible Reading “Do Not Be Wise in Your Own Eyes” (Proverbs 3:7-12)

Do Not Be Wise in Your Own Eyes

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 3:7-12. Solomon warns his son not to be wise in his own eyes. So many times we think we know what is best for us, when in actuality we may not. He instructs his son to fear (stand in awe of, show reverence for) the LORD, and depart from evil. By doing this it will cause healing to his nerves, and refreshment to his bones.

So many times we toy around with evil and then don’t understand why it manifests in our lives. Solomon encourages his son to stay away from evil. This is good advice for all of us.

Solomon encourages his son to honor the LORD with his wealth, and with the first part of all his revenues. He tells him that by doing so his barns will be full, and his wine-presses will be overflowing with fresh wine.

When we honor the LORD with the first portion of our income, we have God’s blessings on our lives and on the rest of our possessions.

Solomon warns his son not to reject the discipline of the LORD and not to grow tired of his correction. He reminds him that the LORD corrects those he loves just as a father disciplines his children because he loves them and wants the best for them.

If you are a parent, think about how it has made you feel when you had to discipline your children. Surely it burdens the LORD when we are disobedient and He is forced to correct us and get us back on the right track.

If you have accepted Jesus as your savior, then God is your Heavenly Father and He wants the best for you, as He does all of His children. He wants to bless you. He wants to have a close, personal, intimate relationship with you. He is there for you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. He wants to spend time with you. He loves you.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 3:7-12

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

 

Things to think about:

  • What does Solomon mean when he says to fear the LORD?
  • What are the benefits of fearing the LORD?
  • What does it mean to give a first fruits offering?
  • What are the benefits of giving a first fruit offering to the LORD?
  • How are we to respond to the LORD’S chastening?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we see Solomon instructed his son to not be wise in his own eyes. Help us to follow Solomon’s advice. Help us to stay away from evil. Help us to honor You. Show us the benefits of first fruit offerings. Forgive us and help us to adhere to Your correction. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. – Proverbs 3:7

 

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The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways is a Daily Bible Reading Study of the book of Haggai by Deborah H. Bateman. It is the twenty-fifth book in the Daily Bible Reading Series by the author. Haggai was one of the prophets from the Old Testament of the Bible.

In the book of Haggai, the LORD reveals a message to Haggai for the people asking them to consider their 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.

The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways contains four Daily Bible Reading lessons consisting of a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions to consider called, “Things to think about,” and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individual or group study.

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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.

The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways contains four Daily Bible Reading lessons consisting of a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions to consider called, “Things to think about,” and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individual or group study.

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Daily Bible Reading “Wisdom Cries Out” (Proverbs 1:20-33)

Wisdom Cries Out

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 1:20-33. In this Scripture, wisdom is portrayed as a woman. She calls out in the streets and at the city gate.

There are three types of people she cries out to:

  • The Simple – a silly person, one who is easily persuaded
  • The Scorners – mockers – one who mocks at God’s wisdom.
  • The Fool – one who is stupid and arrogant.

She asks, “How long will the simple love simplicity? How long will the scorners delight in scorning? How long will fools hate knowledge?”

Wisdom is trying to save them from their own ways. She tells them to turn from their old ways and she will give them understanding and wisdom.

But they wouldn’t listen. They were set in their ways. Because of their stubbornness she says there would come a time when they call out to her, but she won’t answer them. She will laugh at their calamity and mock them when they are afraid.

They were unwilling to accept knowledge and understanding and did not choose the fear of the LORD. They wouldn’t accept counsel and despised correction.

They will suffer the consequences of their own ways. But whoever will listen to me will be safe and won’t be afraid of evil.

Do you know anyone who would fit in any of these three categories?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 1:20-33

20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

 

Things to think about:

  • How is wisdom portrayed in this Scripture?
  • What are the categories of people mentioned in this Scripture?
  • What does wisdom say will happen to those who won’t listen?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we see that there are warnings for three types of people. Help us to examine our own lives and see if there is anywhere that we fit into any of these categories. Help us to see wisdom and knowledge. Help us to fear the LORD and refrain from evil. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? – Proverbs 1:22

 

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The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways is a Daily Bible Reading Study of the book of Haggai by Deborah H. Bateman. It is the twenty-fifth book in the Daily Bible Reading Series by the author. Haggai was one of the prophets from the Old Testament of the Bible.

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.

The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways contains four Daily Bible Reading lessons consisting of a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions to consider called, “Things to think about,” and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individual or group study.

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