Pondering Proverbs

I’ve been reading through the book of Proverbs this month. I have to say, I’ve never done it. However, it has 31 chapters and this month has 31 days, so I’m taking it a chapter-a-day. Usually a just read a verse or two that go along with whatever else I’m reading.

Here are a few interesting (at least to me!) things that I found along the way. 1-There are three chapters in a row, right near the beginning, about being aware of adultery. I mean, I know it’s a sin and that Solomon talked about it, but three chapters in a row! That tells me how important it really is! 2-Solomon wanted his son, whom Proverbs was written to, to be a wise man. He is continuously telling him, over and over, how a wise man is better than a fool. OVER AND OVER! He, and God, have no patience for fools. They “Pity the Fool!” (Yup, there’s my Mr. T reference for the day.) And 3-, there is a simple way to become wise; ask God for wisdom and obey what he says. God blesses the one who does this.

I’m focused on becoming wise. Why? Because God says to be. Why else? Because it makes my life easier. We are in a big decision-making period in our lives at home, and we don’t want to make the wrong decision for our family. It’s not like if you make the wrong decision about where to go to dinner; this decision will affect the next several years of our life (or longer!).

Sometimes I pray to God and tell him that I just don’t know what to do. I don’t have the answers. We are still waiting on a clear answer from Him but the time is getting short. Sometimes it is hard to know when to continue to wait and when to take action to provide for our family.

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