Wednesday, February 18, 2009

discovering some nubbins of good advice

I'm trying a new thing where a read 5 Psalms a day and 1 Proverb before starting my bible study. And I have to say, I LOVE PROVERBS!!!

I never understood the importance of both proverbs and psalms. In my mind they were both in the category of good feeling sayings that you can write on a post-it and pin up on your corkboard (ohh how i love corkboards!). I never took the time to read psalms and proverbs at the same time and now that I am I realize how vastly different they are.

I am LOVING Proverbs right now. Want advice on how to make good decisions and not be a fool? Hello?!? Right there midway through the bible... little nubs of advice on how to be wise, discerning, and God-fearing. I love it.

Here are some I have been feasting my eyes and heart upon....

*A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlook an insult.* Pr. 12:16

*Pride only breeds quarrels but wisdsom is found in those who take advice.* 13:10

*Hope deferred makes the heart sick but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.* 13:12

*The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.* 18:10


Jordan and Rochelle said...

Hey, I've always loved Proverbs, but haven't read it in some time. I recently started reading it again, both in the New American Standard and The Message. It sheds some new light on the familiar passages reading them this way.

jamie said...

love that you are able to read proverbs- i'm still going through them too!
thanks for the bday card- super sweet of you!

love ya