Proverbs

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I have mentioned in the past the What do I know about my God? study.  I started it years ago and it has been life-changing!

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I have my knowing God pages in alphabetical order so that I can find them easily.  If you notice one of the taps in the back, it says Proverbs.  That’s what I would like to share with you today.

Years ago when my children were younger and at home, we were a homeschool family.  Because of what we do and all the travel that involves, it was a necessity.  We didn’t usually take the summer break that others had, but we did have a lighter schedule.  I tried to make the summer school days different from the rest of the year, so it wouldn’t seem like such a chore.

One thing we did during those summer months as a family was to read through the book of Proverbs each month of summer.  Each of us had a theme each month based on what we were struggling with or needed to work on.  I’m sure you’ve heard before that there are 31 chapters in the book of Proverbs and 30-31 days in each month.  You can easily read the chapter that corresponds with the date.  As we read the Proverbs for that day, when we came to a verse that matched the theme we were working on, we would write it out on our page.

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Although I have read through the book of Proverbs often, it has been awhile since I spent a summer reading with a theme in mind. This post made me want to do that this summer.  I didn’t join in on the group, but I have been reading on my own.  It has proved to be exactly what I needed.

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One thing I have started to do to help me not be so absent-minded is to keep a page at the beginning with possible topics.  That way when I am ready to start again, I can prayerfully choose my next topic.

If you have never read through the book of Proverbs with a theme in mind, I would like to encourage you to do so.  There is a wealth of guidance in those pages.

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“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

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