Here’s a challenge you’ve likely heard before, but may need to practice again. For a month, read a Proverbs everyday. There are 31 Proverbs – enough to fill the longest months. If you’re reading this mid-month, start with the day of the month where you are at the moment.
Proverbs are filled with wisdom. They are practical – even if you are not a follower of God, but especially for those of us who claim to be.
Let me get you started.
Here are 12 Proverbs, which if applied to your life, could actually change the quality of your life.
A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. – Proverbs 15:1
A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash. – Proverbs 15:14
Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success. – Proverbs 15:22
Greed brings grief to the whole family – Proverbs 15:27
Pride goes before destruction – Proverbs 16:18
Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it – Proverbs 16:22
Kind words are like honey— – Proverbs 16:24
Better to be patient than powerful – Proverbs 16:32
Love prospers when a fault is forgiven. – Proverbs 17:9
A cheerful heart is good medicine. – Proverbs 17:22
Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish. – Proverbs 18:13
Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes. – Proverbs 19:2
How could the relationships in your life, and your life, change if you placed a few of these nuggets into practice more often? Don’t we tend to perform opposite of these many times? How does that work for you?
Which of these most speak to you?