I know a handful of ministers, theologians, and Christians that read the corresponding chapter of Proverbs with the days date on a daily basis.
As Solomon wrote in chapter 1, “The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth—let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
To read those words again makes me think I must be a fool and despise wisdom and instruction for having not gone this route earlier, when I knew it existed.
I suggested to Catalyst Sunday that we all begin this journey towards wisdom together from then until death do we part. In doing so, we might gain greater insight into the Bible, humanity, God’s will, and each other. I started this morning, reading Proverb 12.
I already saw a potential illustration to include in this weeks sermon and a statement I could have used last week in an interaction with another person.
Let the wise hear.