This past Sunday was the first day of the New Year, and I challenged our church to join me to read the Bible every day. To have God’s Word as part of your life may change you and those around you.
Proverbs is the book that I point people to the most as I did on Sunday. It has 31 chapters as there are 31 days in a month. Take a chapter per day and let God speak in to your life. The wisdom you read and think through might change that day or even your life.
That is why I share with you parts of Proverbs 3 from yesterday’s reading with the hope that this will challenge you to read the Word daily.
My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.
The wise will inherit honor, but fools get disgrace.
I do pray that one of these verses or something I share with spark your desire to have the Bible as part of your every day life. It is a new year with lots of great days ahead. Let God fill your days.