Wisdom, Day 31

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 31 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom“! This is being posted New Year’s Eve – a perfect metaphor for New Beginnings, New Intentions, and New Habits. Let this be your invitation to make Wisdom your own daily habit to seek out Wisdom in all that you do and to share […]

Wisdom, Day 30

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 30 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are doing things in our own human power, “daily bread”, things that are never “enough”, things that are “wonderful”, things that “tremble” the earth, things that are “wise”, and things that are “stately”.     Today opens like a quote […]

Wisdom, Day 29

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 29 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are: advice, pride, corruption government, ruling, authority arguing, contention treating the poor according to their rights     Right away we learn that someone who has been given advice or correction repeatedly, but who has not listened to it or […]

Wisdom, Day 28

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 28 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are “the rule of law”, and flourishing in wisdom.     Today’s chapter emphasizes almost start to finish the importance of following the “rule of law”. Without it a land cannot flourish and injustices abound. Our chapter, hundreds of years […]

Wisdom, Day 27

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 27 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are boasting and praise, friendship and wise counsel, and managing your retirement.     The first verse is hard to get away from in day to day life. Of course the big boasts are obvious, like I will be or […]

Wisdom, Day 26

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 26 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are to leave a fool alone, and be wary of deceitful people.     Today’s chapter completely focuses on the foolish and the deceitful. We are warned to not meddle, interfere, or get tangled up with a foolish and/or lazy […]

Wisdom, Day 25

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 25 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are humility and discretion, mercy, and overstaying one’s welcome.     The basic lessons today are to not invite yourself into a place of honor, but rather to allow the host or person of authority to actually invite you up […]

Wisdom, Day 24

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 24 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are building up good strength and victories, and letting things go without vengeance.     Our opening theme is to not envy others or their associations because it is better to build your foundations and future wisely and with understanding. […]

Wisdom, Day 23

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 23 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are gluttony and drunkenness, and disciplining children to speak and do what is right.     There is no mistaking today’s major theme to avoid getting drunk and being a glutton. In general there are warning about food, drink and […]

Wisdom, Day 22

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 22 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories include raising up children in wisdom, avoiding drama, and being recognized for your good heart and efforts.     This chapter is popular with parents raising kids, but there’s a lot here for anyone to grow from these words of […]

Wisdom, Day 21

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 21 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are God’s sovereignty, spouses who quarrel, and the consequences of poor sense and bad choices.     Right out of the gate we are told that even the rulers of the land are subject to God’s sovereignty, and this is […]

Wisdom, Day 20

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 20 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”! Today’s categories are good decision making, patience, and faithful love. Today is one of the first places in Proverbs we hear a warning to stay sober in order to make clearer decisions. Several times we are given caution to not rush things, to […]

Wisdom, Day 19

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 19 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are integrity, generosity and diligence.     Twice this chapter mentions it is better to be poor… vs being a liar (v.22) or to be crooked in speech and a fool (v.1). Several times throughout this book of wisdom we […]

Wisdom, Day 18

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 18 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are pride and humility, and our speech can be our ruin or our blessing.     This chapter gives us the famous saying, “pride comes before the fall”. Pride, arrogance, haughtiness, cockiness, conceit, disdain, and disrespect are all disgraceful and […]

Wisdom, Day 17

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 17 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are conflict resolution, and bringing honor to one’s family.     Wisdom, peace and honor are always better to be chosen than strife, foolishness, or ill-gotten gain. Always choose wisely and honor your self and your family by choosing your […]

Wisdom, Day 16

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 16 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are God’s plan and favor, integrity in governing, and a life well chosen.     The beginning and end of this chapter (ex. v. 2 and 25) remind me a bit of Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”, and that things […]

Wisdom, Day 15

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 15 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are dealing with anger properly, choosing your words wisely, the intent of the heart and one’s own contentment.     I like how this chapter reminds us that God sees the deeds of both the evil and the good. Maybe […]

Wisdom, Day 14

31 Days of Wisdom

Welcome to Day 14 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!           Please see the Welcome to 31 Days of Wisdom post if you missed it. There are some starting resources and recommendations there.   For some helpful commentaries and other resources to dig in deeper you may enjoy the […]

Wisdom, Day 13

Chapter 13 in the Book of Proverbs

Welcome to Day 13 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are ‘the words we use’, ‘the wealth we manage’, and ‘the wisdom we apply’.     We need to be careful the words we use. Just yesterday I was reminded of the phrase joking about a foolish man who opened […]

Wisdom, Day 12

Chapter 12 in the Book of Proverbs

Welcome to Day 12 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s category is the Proverbs of Solomon (cont.) and his contrasts of wise vs foolish, or good vs wicked.   Today’s chapter resonates with me as a how to for establishing a solid foundation and good work ethic. It is clear how […]

Wisdom, Day 11

Chapter 11 in the Book of Proverbs

Welcome to Day 11 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s category is a continuation of the Proverbs of Solomon. These sayings of wisdom are intended to bless us and protect us, to enrich our lives and secure our futures.     Chapter 11 continues the contrast between wise and foolish choices, the […]

Wisdom, Day 10

31 Days of Wisdom, Chapter 10 in the Book of Proverbs

Welcome to Day 10 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s category is The Proverbs of Solomon. Solomon was King David’s son and heir to the throne, and it is said he was the wisest and richest man in the world.     These proverbs or sayings are really self-explanatory and simple. You […]

Wisdom, Day 9

31 Days of Wisdom, Chapter 9 in the Book of Proverbs

Welcome to Day 9 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are The Way of Wisdom and The Way of Folly.     Wisdom and Folly both cry out, inviting people to come in to their home, but beware whose invitation you accept. Beware being guilty by association.       […]

Wisdom, Day 8

31 Days of Wisdom, Chapter 8 in the Book of Proverbs

Welcome to Day 8 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s category is first person from Wisdom ‘herself’, “The Blessings of Wisdom”.     I have talked with people of varied beliefs about universal wisdom or laws of the universe. Some commonalities are that: wisdom is timeless and pure it is beyond […]

Wisdom, Day 7

31 Days of Wisdom, Chapter 7 in the Book of Proverbs

Welcome to Day 7 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are adultery, seduction, temptation, and distraction. (anything taking you from your true love and fulfilling your promise)     As a bird gets trapped in a snare or the ox gets led to slaughter are graphic images of how easily […]

Wisdom, Day 6

31 Days of Wisdom, Chapter 6 in the Book of Proverbs

Welcome to Day 6 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are Practical Warnings and Adultery.     Practical warnings include advice against co-signing or providing surety for other people’s debts and responsibilities, as well as warnings against laziness, procrastination, and being ill-prepared.   This time when warning against adultery the […]

Wisdom, Day 5

31 Days of Wisdom, Chapter 5 in the Book of Proverbs

Welcome to Day 5 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s category is avoiding seduction, or the “adulteress”.     In the video I mention that avoiding seduction could of course be literal, but also figuratively as well. We can be tempted to stray or change our focus and path to things […]

Wisdom, Day 4

31 Days of Wisdom, Chapter 4 in the Book of Proverbs

Welcome to Day 4 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are… Get Wisdom Above All Else! Guard it and guard your heart Be intentional about your training, and you can run and not stumble Wisdom is your life, consider your steps, stay focused, avoid wrong-doing     What is significant […]

Wisdom, Day 3

31 Days of Wisdom, Chapter 3 in the Book of Proverbs

Welcome to Day 3 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are: Trust in the Lord with all your heart Favor, Success, Health, Protection Blessed are those who find wisdom Be kind, humble and generous     Who wouldn’t want a good life filled with peace, favor and success? The answer, […]

Wisdom, Day 2

31 Days of Wisdom, Chapter 2 in the Book of Proverbs

Welcome to Day 2 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”! Today’s category is “The Value of Wisdom”.   In this chapter a parent coaches their children that seeking wisdom and staying on the path of integrity will sustain them and protect them in life. The parent also warns that the opposite is true, […]

Wisdom, Day 1

31 Days of Wisdom, Chapter 1 in the Book of Proverbs

Hello, welcome to our first day of wisdom together! Consider the first chapter of Proverbs as instruction from a parent to their children, guarding them against bad choices of ill gotten gain, and pointing them toward seeking Wisdom itself as the true source of gain. Quoted Text from Bible.com ESV – English Standard Version Please […]