Take a moment to open this time in prayer. Ask God to bless you as you read and reflect on the text.
Read Proverbs 1: 1 - 7
Wisdom is an elusive characteristic. I have never heard anyone that I consider wise declare himself/herself to be wise. However, I have heard many people claim to be wise who were, “not so much.” This passage in Proverbs makes it very clear on how we might begin to attain wisdom; a journey that never stops. In this present time we need personal, community and corporate wisdom. We often cannot influence our community or national wisdom but we can start with ourselves. Let us pray for wisdom and continue to read the Book of Proverbs every day. There are 31 Proverbs and many months have 31 days and so if we read a Proverb a day for an entire year we would be more wise at this same time next year.
Please use the following questions for more reflection.
What does it mean to be wise? Who is the wisest person you know? What other characteristics do they have?
Has anyone ever described you as wise? What does that tell you about yourself?
What attributes or characteristics listed in the passage do you believe you possess, which ones do you lack?
Closing - Use the prayer below to end the devotion or close in prayer in your own words.
Gracious Heavenly Father you are fair, just, right and wise. Lord, help me to understand how to be more like you. Help me to be insightful, prudent and to be open to receiving guidance. Lord I want to be wise like you so please help me and teach me but I do ask that the lessons may not be too difficult. Amen.