31 Days of Proverbs

- October 2020 -

The book of Proverbs contains many brief but wise statements about how to live a godly life. Although the book was written in ancient Israel, its messages remain applicable in the modern world.

The wisdom contained within the book of Proverbs covers nearly every aspect of life. The proverbs focus as much on the quirks of human nature as they do on the basic behavior of a righteous person and on man’s proper relationship to God.

Proverbs 1–9 These proverbs contain a poetic invitation for the reader to seek after and acquire true wisdom. They expound on the nature of knowledge, the meaning of life, and the path to success.

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Proverbs 1

These proverbs will give you great skill to teach the immature and make them wise, to give youth the understanding of their design and destiny.

Proverbs 2

Only wisdom can save you from the flattery of the promiscuous woman – she’s such a smooth-talking seductress!

Proverbs 3

Father, help me to actually delight in the fact that You care about me so much that You take the time to correct me. Help me to

Proverbs 4

“(Your name) set your gaze on the path before you. With fixed purpose, looking straight ahead, ignore life’s distractions.” (this declaration is from

Proverbs 5

Proverbs 5:21 says, “For God sees everything you do and his eyes are wide open as he observes every single habit you have.” How does

Proverbs 6

How can you use your hands, feet, mouth and tongue, eyes and heart to

Proverbs 7

Lust is a Strong desire for something that is contrary to what God has said is good for you… and this strong desire fights to drive you. Ask the Holy Spirit how

Proverbs 8

Proverbs 8:14 says, “You will find true success when you find me (Wisdom).” What is something that you can start doing today to

Proverbs 9

When Wisdom says, “Whoever wants to know me and receive my wisdom, come and dine at my table and drink of my wine.” What do you

Proverbs 10

“Father God, thank You for your Word and for the promises that You have made to me. I reject and renounce every fearful thought, in Jesus’ Name. Holy Spirit, help me to

Proverbs 11

Verse 25 of Proverbs 11 says, “Those who live to bless others will have blessings heaped upon them …” Ask the Lord how you can

Proverbs 12

Anxious fear brings depression, but a life-giving word of encouragement can do wonders to restore joy to the

Proverbs 13

When God fulfills your longings, sweetness fills your soul. But the wicked refuse to turn from darkness to see their desires come to pass.

Proverbs 14

To worship God in wonder and awe opens a fountain of life within you, empowering you to escape death’s domain.

Proverbs 15

It is despicable to the Lord when people use the worship of the Almighty as a cloak for their sin, but every prayer of his godly lovers is pleasing to his heart.

Proverbs 16

The one with a wise heart is called “discerning,” and speaking sweetly to others makes your teaching even more convincing.

Proverbs 17

One word of correction breaks open a teachable heart, but a fool can be corrected a hundred times and still not know what hit him

Proverbs 18

There are two sides to every story. The first one to speak sounds true until you hear the other side and they set the record straight.

Proverbs 19

Honor God’s holy instructions and life will go well for you. But if you despise his ways and choose your own plans, you will die.

Proverbs 20

Don’t ever say, “I’m going to get even with them if it’s the last thing I do!”
Wrap God’s grace around your heart and he will be the one to vindicate you.

Proverbs 21

To love pleasure for pleasure’s sake will introduce you to poverty. Indulging in a life of luxury
will never make you wealthy.

Proverbs 22

Say goodbye to a troublemaker and you’ll say goodbye to quarrels, strife, tension, and arguments, for a troublemaker traffics in shame.

Proverbs 23

Don’t withhold appropriate discipline from your child. Go ahead and punish him when he needs it. Don’t worry—it won’t kill him!

Proverbs 24

Never gloat when your enemy meets disaster and don’t be quick to rejoice if he falls.
For the Lord, who sees your heart, will be displeased with you and will pity your foe.

Proverbs 25

When you discover something sweet, don’t overindulge and eat more than you need, for excess in anything can make you sick of even a good thing.

Proverbs 26

The lazy loafer says, “I can’t go out and look for a job – there may be a lion out there roaming wild in the streets!”

Proverbs 27

So never give up on a friend or abandon a friend of your father – for in the day of your brokenness you won’t have to run to a relative for help. A friend nearby is better than a relative far away.

Proverbs 28

Those who tempt the lovers of God with an evil scheme will fall into their own trap. But the innocent who resist temptation will experience reward.

Proverbs 29

Experiencing many corrections and rebukes will make you wise. But if left to your own ways, you’ll bring disgrace to your parents.

Proverbs 30

There are three words to describe the greedy: “Give me more!”
There are some things that are never satisfied. Forever craving more, they’re unable to say, “That’s enough!”

Proverbs 31

So keep yourself sexually pure from the promiscuous, wayward woman.
Don’t waste the strength of your anointing on those who ruin kings – you’ll live to regret it!

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