Monday, May 01, 2006

A month in the book of Proverbs....

Today is the start of a new month (and I can hardly believe it is already May.) I have been praying about some specific things over the last couple of weeks and have peace that today is the time to put those things into action.

One thing I will be doing starting today is adding an extra 15 minutes of structured exercise to my day. Do you know that 3 out 4 ladies will suffer from some form of heart problems, but adding 15 minutes of activity to your day can reduce that risk by more than half???? That's worth moving for!!!

Secondly, I am going to be studying the book of Proverbs with my children this month. One Proverb each day. So, I can't think of anything better to share with my friends than lessons learned from God's Word. Join me each day to see what my family and I dig up in the Book of Proverbs!!

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. Proverbs 1:2-6
This is our goal throughout the month of May:
  • To increase learning
  • To Attain wise counsel
  • And to understand a proverb and the interpretation of it

Here is the nugget of treasure we found from Proverb One today:

The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
Proverbs 1:1

Solomon was second of three sons of King David. He succeeded the throne at a young age; between 16 and 18 years old. It was David’s desire to build a temple to God; a permanent structure for the arch of the covenant. A place they could come and worship and sacrifice honoring God. Yet it was Solomon who was selected by God to build it. David collected the materials and Solomon built the temple.

A specific quality was found in Solomon that God cherished.

God came to Solomon in a dream and asked him “What shall I give thee?”

Solomon answered, Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

No greater man has ever displayed the wisdom of Solomon and his words of wisdom are there for us to learn from and to see that the Lord is good to them that follow Him.

Not only did he have wealth, he had intelligence and his influence was captivating. He spoke thousands of proverbs and songs, and understood the deep secrets of God. People would come from all over the world to hear the Wisdom of Solomon ~~ and we can do the same by studying the book of Proverbs.

Will you join me this month??


Susan said...

Great idea, Tami! I may join you on my blog, posting one thought from each chapter each day.

Instructor said...

Proverbs...what a great book to go through with your children! One of my favorite books of the Bible for short quotes and great inspiration.