Happy New Year!! Let’s get wisdom through the Book of Proverbs during January!

Here we are again, in a new year that seems to have come so fast…again! We have been blessed to make it through 2022 with some ups and downs, joys and sorrows and everything in between but by God’s grace, we have been blessed to witness 2023. So now that we are here, what shall we now do and how shall we spend some of our valuable time?

I am so glad that you asked. I would like to recommend a 31-day challenge of reading through the Book of Proverbs in January. Just in case you did not know, there are 31 chapters in Proverbs and 31 days in the month of January. It seems to be a good fit and great way to begin the new year.

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” (Prov. 4:7)

What should one expect from reading through the Proverbs? We should end with more wisdom from God than we started with. This should be a wonderful incentive for us all regardless how many times we have read through Proverbs. For those reading through Proverbs in 31-days for the first time, get ready for a wonderful ride as the Lord speaks through His Word through warnings, promises and encouragement.

What should one not expect from reading through the Proverbs? One should not commit to reading the 31 chapters with the hope that God will love you more. God already loves you with unconditional love that cannot increase nor decrease. Your commitment to read God’s precious words is not to impress God but rather to get to know Him more and to hear what He is saying to you and wants to do through you. So, I encourage you to not only read but study and meditate on what you are reading as well.

There is also another “challenge” I would like to offer as you read through Proverbs. Discuss with someone or others what you are learning or what is speaking to your heart through your reading, studying, and meditating during the month. This can be beneficial to you and the person(s) you are sharing your findings with. I am looking forward to all of us becoming wiser beginning January 1 as we read through Proverbs!

In His Wonderful Service,

Roy Newman, Senior Pastor