Sunday, September 6, 2015

Guidelines for Life

September 6

Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 9 – 10

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 10:1 – “The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.”

A proverb is a small self-contained unit of thought that presents a capsulized truth about life, the world, and/or how God works. It is memorable and transferable. This means that it is easy to remember and that it can apply to many areas in one’s life.

We must be careful to remember that proverbs are generalizations. They are not necessarily promise or predictions of the future. They are observations of the way things generally work or appear. They show us what we can reasonably expect God to do. They always take eternity into view – some responses may not appear until after this life. The verb tenses used are often one that depicts repeated actions – thus showing us guidelines.

Prayer: God of Wisdom and Truth, help me to apply these truths from Your Word. Amen.

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