Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Book of Proverbs

"Something simple that has a big pay off"
by Greg Koukl

There’s nothing original about reading a chapter of Proverbs a day.  Thirty-one days in a month (roughly); 31 chapters in the book.  Easy. Yet very little in my life has yielded such rewards with such little effort.  Every day that I read a chapter, I feel like my foundation is being shored up. 

And for parents, there’s added bonus—a simple way to invest your spiritual life into the life of your children. When I can, I use Proverbs with my nine-year old daughter, Abby.

We share the reading task, but I have her read aloud the verses I think will be most meaningful for her. Then I invite—and guide—her reflection. 

It’s a modest habit—pondering a handful of proverbs a day—but what a payoff.  There is hardly anything this simple that can pay such big dividends in your life or in the lives of those in your family. ...


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