God’s Word is deep and rich and insightful and amazing and I could go on and on. The hundreds of proverbs contained in this Book of 31 chapters should be studied over and over. We won’t get to the bottom of them all, but with every reading we gain more insight into how to live, how to grow successful relationships, how to parent.
“The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. The sluggard says, ‘There’s a lion outside! I’ll be killed in the public square!’ The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit; a man who is under the Lord’s wrath falls into it. Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away. One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty. Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. So that your trust may be in the Lord, I teach you today, even you. Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth, so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve?” Proverbs 22:12-21
In these few little verses, we see words for the unfaithful, the sluggard, the tempted, parents, the oppressor and the deceitful.
God has so graciously given us His Word, but it does us no good if we never open the Book. It behooves us to pick it up, read it, pay attention, and take it to heart.
Father, I want to be Your faithful follower. Help me to faithfully follow Your Word.