• Parallelism Devotional

    Proverbs 10:1

    Understanding how the different biblical genres work will help us avoid misinterpretation, thereby improving our ability to find the wisdom that God is showing us in His Word. Our Creator commends the careful study of His Word (2 Tim. 2:15), and this careful study is essential for building the knowledge that is necessary for true wisdom. Getting a grasp of the basic, sound principles of biblical interpretation is a must for discipleship. View Resource

  • Parallelisms Devotional

    Proverbs 10:1

    If we are to be passionate in our pursuit of wisdom, then we must understand the forms that wisdom literature may take. The study of things like parallelisms will greatly benefit us when we sit down and read the poetry found in the wisdom literature. Take some time to read through the forms listed in today’s study, and then read Proverbs 20. Try to find one example of each, and ask how the parallelisms help to clarify the meaning of the entire chapter. View Resource

  • Persevering Diligence Devotional

    Proverbs 10:4, 26

    During the day today, consciously fill every moment with productive activity (including eating and necessary rest). Refrain from wasting time. If you find your day filled already, are you doing too much? Are you often rushed? If so, think about what you need to restructure or cut out to enable you to accomplish your goals well. View Resource

  • The Diligent Hand of the Prudent Son Devotional

    Proverbs 10:4–5

    After a hard day’s work, it can be hard to put in the requisite effort to grow in the things of the Lord. Nevertheless, if we are to grow to maturity in Christ, it is important that we be diligent in studying the Word of God and praying to the Lord. Different seasons of life may affect the when and where of our study, as well as the time we can devote to it, but let us all set aside regular time to study Scripture and engage in private worship of God. View Resource

  • The Thief of Time Devotional

    Proverbs 10:5

    If you are guilty of procrastination, confess it to the Lord. Before the day begins, consider what you need to accomplish that day and commit to doing those things in an orderly time frame. This also applies to spiritual matters. Do not delay confession, prayer, or service to God. Serve Him now, for tomorrow may not come. View Resource

  • Trusting in Riches Devotional

    Proverbs 10:15

    Read Matthew 19:16–30. Why would the young man not follow Christ? Why is wealth such a trap for so many people? Be specific in your answer. In what ways do you put your trust in money instead of Christ? What practical steps can you take to rid yourself of this unhealthy dependence? What do you need to give up for Christ? View Resource

  • Unjust Gain Devotional

    Proverbs 10:16

    Examine your work habits. This can include not only your vocation, but your duties at home and at church. In what ways do you cheat those who are in authority over you? If you are in authority, are you fair and honest with those under you? Confess any way, no matter how small, you have been deceptive or dishonest in your work. View Resource