Reflecting on Proverbs 3:13-20

AUTHOR: Holy Scripture

Reflecting on the Gospel

Read:

Proverbs 3:13-20. How does the author of Proverbs describe wisdom as a gift?

Focus:

As we say “no” to ourselves in fasting, we can say “yes” to others in generosity. Fasting and generosity have always gone hand in hand (Isaiah 58). Where is God guiding you to be generous with the resources you’ve saved by not eating during your fast this week? Make a plan to do this each week, and journal what God does through your generosity and prayer.

 
Pray:

Pray for God’s blessing to come in the form of wisdom rather than outcomes.

 

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Week 1 of 7 Fasting

1 Comment

  1. Justin@leawood

    Proverbs 3:13-20 speaks of the benefits of wisdom. Where does this wisdom come from? The answer is in vv 3-12. Trusting the Lord wholly and not my own understanding (vv5-6); Revering the Lord and turning from evil (v7). I need to honor the Lord with my wealth and my firstfruits (v9). And I can take encouragement amidst difficulties, knowing that God is disciplining and correcting me in love, as a father the son **in whom he delights**. Remembering that the Lord delights in us can help us to trust Him instead of ourselves or worldly wisdom.

    “Wealth and firstfruits” from v9 echoes the blog encouragement above. And I’m reminded of the scene in LOTR when Gandalf asks Bilbo to hand him the Ring. When Bilbo resists, Gandalf assures him that he is is friend and says, “Bilbo Baggins. I am not trying to rob you!” God is not trying to rob us– Rather, he delights in us and wants us to trust Him with all our heart, including time and money.

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