‘Read one chapter a day’, reads my son’s handwritten note. Today we’re on Chapter 18. Last year a prophet friend admonished my husband to read Proverbs. One minister advises to read through Proverbs while repenting from each mention of evil and foolish behavior and thanking the Father for each blessing. Patricia Bootsma says to “read a Proverb a day to keep the doctor away.” (Growing in the Prophetic, 24 Jun 2016, youtube).
- “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.” 18:10.
- “He that justifies the wicked, and he that condemns the just are an abomination to the Lord.” 17:15.
- “By mercy & truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.” 16:6.
- “The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.” 15:30.
- “In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.” 14:23.
- “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.” 13:12.
- “He that loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.” 12:1.
- “A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.” 11:16.
- “The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.” 10:16.
- “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” 9:10.
- “All the words of My mouth are in righteousness; there is noting forward or perverse in them.” 8:8.
- “Keep My commandments, and live; and My law as the apple of thine eye.” 7:3.
- “When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.” 6:22.
- “My son, attend unto My wisdom, and bow thine ear to My understanding:” 5:1.
- “Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.” 4:8.
- “Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.” 3:17.
- “For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” 2:6.
- “To receive wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;” 1:3.