Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Tuesday, March 31st: Proverbs 22-24, Hebrews 2 ~ Nathan
I've found reading through Proverbs difficult. It seems to me that every verse is different and there isn't a theme or story to follow. It's hard to concentrate when every sentence is totally different and not related to the one previous.
Then it came to me how this book is special. The theme, to me, is wisdom and how to gain it. The Bible talks many times about how important it is to gain and grow in wisdom. Proverbs gives us many one sentence verses telling us how to gain and grow in wisdom, what better example could we ask for?
I won't remember everything I've read, after reading 3 chapters of Proverbs a day, but there is always a few things that stand out. A few verses found a few times in each chapter of that day's reading, that say the same thing, but in different approaches.
The verses today that stood out to me were about raising our children. In chapter 22:8 it says, "teach children in a way that fits their needs, and even when they are old, they will not leave the right path".
This reminds me of the great parents I have that taught me, and the important job I have of teaching our kids. It's easier when they're young to influence them, and hopefully they see the importance when they're parents.
I'm also reminded in chapter 23:13 - "always correct children when they need it. If you spank them, it will not kill them"- of the physical discipline I received as a child. I'm thankful that my parents loved me enough to spank when necessary. This was done in love and for the purpose of correcting.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Proverbs 25-26, Hebrews 3