• Being Truly Wise Devotional

    Proverbs 3:7–8

    Matthew Henry comments, “There is not a greater enemy to the power of religion, and the fear of God in the heart, than conceitedness of our own wisdom.” When we think we know better than the Lord, we have already fallen into sin, and things can only get worse from there. That we might not trust in ourselves above God, we must continually turn to His Word, confess our foolishness, and seek to learn from others who are wiser than we are. View Resource

  • The Purpose of Wisdom Literature Devotional

    Micah 5:1–9

    Scripture tells us again and again that God delights to humble those who have exalted themselves and exalt those who have humbled themselves. His choice of Bethlehem is an example of this principle. The Lord chose a small, overlooked town as the birthplace of the King of kings and Lord of lords. None of us should therefore think that we are so insignificant that God cannot use us. He can use even ordinary people to do extraordinary things. View Resource

  • The End of the Wicked Devotional

    Proverbs 11:7-8

    Some people have found Proverbs unrealistic, believing that it has no place for the suffering of the righteous. as noted, however, Proverbs has a well-orbed theology that recognizes the pain of God’s people and the trouble even the most faithful individuals must endure. It also encourages us in the hope of deliverance. We may suffer for the Lord now, but we will one day be rewarded, and the wicked who oppose God and His people will receive their due. View Resource

  • Foolish Sons and Prudent Wives Devotional

    Proverbs 19:13–14

    If you are a married man, thank the Lord for the wisdom that your wife provides in the affairs of your home. If you are a married woman, pray that God would cause you to grow in wisdom so that your husband will find it easy to thank the Lord for you. If you are single man and looking for a spouse, ask the Father to bring you a prudent wife. If you are a single woman who wants to be married, pray that God would prepare you now to be a wife who is known for her wisdom. View Resource

  • The Good Medicine of Joy Devotional

    Proverbs 17:22

    A cheerful heart does not pretend that all is well, and it grieves at the appropriate time (Eccl. 7:2). A cheerful heart responds appropriately to a given situation, all the while possessing a deep and enduring peace that enables one to trust in the Lord and know that He is the source of true, eternal joy. A cheerful heart may not always show itself with a smile, but even when it is not in happy circumstances, it is confident that an eternal weight of glory is being prepared for us (2 Cor. 4:17). View Resource

  • Heeding Godly Authorities Devotional

    Proverbs 1:8–9

    Matthew Henry comments on today’s passage, “Those are truly valuable, and shall be valued, who value themselves more by their virtue and piety than by their worldly wealth and dignity.” A life of wisdom gained by heeding the godly instruction of parents and others is a far greater adornment than the best jewels money can buy. Such a life evidences the presence of saving faith and will receive the Lord’s commendation, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” View Resource

  • Proverbs Devotional

    Proverbs 26

    The pair of proverbial sayings chosen for today’s passage shows us that many of these statements from the book of Proverbs are situation-specific. Sometimes a fool cannot be silenced by responding in kind, and at that point one must say nothing. But if the fool is teachable, responding in kind can be beneficial. How do you know which one applies? As with all proverbs, you have to know the kind of circumstances—the kind of person in this case—you are facing. View Resource

  • The Purpose of Wisdom Literature Devotional

    Proverbs 1:1–7

    James 1:5-8 contains the incredible promise that the Lord will give wisdom to all who sincerely ask Him for it in faith. Ultimately, Christ is our wisdom, and He will never cast out anyone who comes to Him by faith alone (1 Cor. 1:30-31). God has given us Christ, the wisdom of His salvation; however, He also gives us wisdom to deal with our daily successes and failures. As we study the Wisdom Literature and seek the Lord’s face, He will make us wise. View Resource