Friday, August 24, 2012

Bible Reading Challenge Week 34 Day 5

Our reading challenge for the day is Proverbs 11-15. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?

We continue with brief proverbs, called “couplets.” Normally the second line is the key element. It either shows a contrast or expands on the idea in the first line. See how frequently two or more couplets work together. Some people have found it a fruitful practice to look for patterns in the arrangement of the Proverbs. Above all, see how the wisdom of God introduced in earlier chapters leads to righteousness and well-being. Folly leads to unrighteousness and trouble.

A challenge is in order today and as we continue through Proverbs. Pick a proverb of the day and put it to work. Meditate on it, see how it applies to life. Then tell someone about it, either here or elsewhere.

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