If you’ve experienced a disconnection of what a proverb is saying and how to walk it out in a practical way, you’re not alone. Here are 10 proverbs you are probably familiar with, and what they mean for us today.
Solomon’s life shows that no one is wise enough to outsmart sin. No matter how smart you are or how much you love God, sin can seduce you if you don’t intentionally guard yourself against it and pursue more of God’s wisdom every day.
I know what you might be thinking. Reading the entire Bible in two months sounds crazy! But it’s for real. People are reading—and loving it! At the end of this article I offer a personal challenge and invitation, but let’s answer the question: Why should we even consider this idea?
Here are 9 reasons to re-think a Bible power-read:
“Be anxious for nothing..." Thanks be to God—there are very practical, tangible things we can do to follow Paul’s advice about anxiety. By pursuing small steps of healing, not only will we take God’s Word about our fears seriously, but we’ll stop feeling so anxious.
If Satan can steal, kill, and destroy, how can I overcome him? He can steal the word and God’s promises right out of my head, leaving me with no way to fight. He can cause tragic situations to happen and even kill me. He can destroy relationships and things that I cherish. What can I do?
We do not overcome the effects of ‘the news’ by denying or ignoring the evil in our world that causes such intense emotions, but rather by applying scriptural truth to circumstances and responding biblically.
What does the Bible say about fear and anxiety; and what might we pray to the Lord based on those Scriptures that can help us exchange toxic emotions for God’s wondrous peace?