“The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.” Proverbs 1:1-4

What is your favourite saying that you remember? Most of us have heard ones like:

“Haste makes waste.”

“Birds of a feather will flock together.”

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

“Slow down and smell the roses.”

God had given Solomon a great gift of wisdom. He is considered the wisest man that ever lived. In this first chapter of the Book of Proverbs, he gives us the reasons why he is sharing all the Lord has taught him. Though I have read it many times, as I read it again in my daily Bible reading this month, so many verses stood out to me, and I wanted to share some of them with you.

The Book of Proverbs has advice for almost any situation we might face in our lifetime. If you need advice for raising a family, you can find verses that show you how to treat your children, such as Proverbs 22:6, and 29:25. Looking for advice on how to choose your friends, read Proverbs 18:24. These are just some examples of the wise instructions that Solomon has shared with us.

We are all familiar with the passage that gives us instructions on living in Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

This week, I would like us to look at some verses in Proverbs 15 and the great advice that Solomon gives us. I trust we will find some nuggets in there that will be an encouragement to us, helping us to grow in our spiritual and our natural relationships.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, we thank You for the wisdom that You gave to Solomon and for including his Book of Proverbs in the Bible so that we can read them and apply them to our lives.

Devotion by Anne Johnston


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