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A few weeks ago, I began to read the book of Proverbs. I had been desiring for more of God and of His Word. God truly knows our heart’s desires and will fulfill them as He sees fit. Several months ago, I joined a book study at one of my friend’s church and we created a group chat on Whatsapp so that we can stay in communication. One of the girls in our chat encouraged us to join her in reading the book of Proverbs. This was only just a couple of weeks ago and it’s been awesome. When we truly are intentional about spending time with God and reading His Word, the Holy Spirit will give us the understanding we need and will reveal things that can only be revealed to us with His help.
Proverbs is a book filled with an abundant amount of wisdom. It covers a wide range of topics, including youth and discipline, family life, self-control and resisting temptation, business matters, words and the tongue, knowing God, marriage, seeking the truth, wealth and poverty, immorality, and, of course, wisdom.
The purpose of this book is to teach us how to attain wisdom, discipline, and prudent life, and how to do what is right, just, and fair – in short, to apply divine wisdom to daily life and to provide moral instruction.
I read from the Life Application Study Bible – When I began reading the first chapter of Proverbs, I could not get past the first verse – “These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel”. My first thoughts were, “Who is Solomon? Who is David? What makes them so special to be mentioned in a book that is filled with so much wisdom? What should I listen to anything they have to say? What makes Solomon so wise?”
I am pretty sure I am not the only person who have had these thoughts. It’s important that we are real with ourselves. If we don’t have a clear understanding of what we’re reading but pretend like we do, we would be doing a great disservice to ourselves spiritually.
Being curious about who Solomon was led me to learn about his father, David and Solomon’s mom, Bathsheba. Reading their story was like reading some crazy news on The Shade Room. However, the more I kept reading, doing my research, and meditating on it, the Holy Spirit revealed so many different things I look forward to sharing on my blog.
In the meantime, I encourage you to take some time out of your day to read His Word. You would be surprised how transformative the Word of God can be if only we took the time to read it.