Happy Monday, friends! I’m excited to be back with a brand new Bible study… but we’ll get to that in just a minute. First, here’s a glimpse into what I’ve been up to lately:
- Welcoming a new sister-in-law to our family and seeing my son as a ringbearer for the first time (cuteness overload below)
- Listening to the new Hillsong album on repeat, especially “New Wine”
- Reading… a lot! Currently reading “The Daniel Dilemma” by Chris Hodges (so challenging) and “First Women” by Kate Andersen Brower (so interesting)
- Cooking this red pepper cashew pasta – vegan, easy, and super delicious
- Downloading approximately one million podcasts a week because I just can’t get enough – current favorites are Coffee & Crumbs (finally back for a third season; a must-listen for all my mama friends out there!), How I Built This, and That Sounds Fun w/ Annie Downs (the episode with Bob Goff was gold)
Can you even handle the cuteness?! I cannot. I'm dead.
And besides all of that -- another thing I’ve been up to lately? Studying Proverbs, the famous book of wisdom sayings, found wedged in the Old Testament between Psalms and Ecclesiastes.
Ever feel like you need some wisdom, some guidance, some direction? Where’s the emoji with the girl raising her hand? My answer is YES! So often when I have something big going on in my life, I’ll mull it over in my head, talk to friends about it, pray about it – but, admittedly, I’ll neglect looking to the single place that’s sure to have all the answers: the Word of God.
And that’s why I love Proverbs. It’s a book full of simple, short sayings that provide so many answers: what our purpose is, how to treat others, what to look for in relationships, traps we can easily fall into… and how we can get out. Written and edited over hundreds of years, many of these words of wisdom come from King David’s son Solomon, who was famous for his wisdom, riches, and wealth.
“[Proverbs] purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair.” – Proverbs 1:2-3
That sounds like the type of life I want to live; how about you?
There are 31 Proverbs, so we’ll study one each day of May, beginning with Proverbs 1 on May 1st and ending with Proverbs 31 on May 31st.
We’ll use the “SOAP” study method, which is perfect whether you’re brand new to the Bible or been turning to it for years. If you’re new to SOAP, learn more here… and invite someone to join you! You can receive each morning’s devotional delivered straight to your inbox.
See you May 1st!