Conveniently the book of Proverbs has 31 chapters, packed full with thoughts on Wisdom. Many people have selected a month with 31 days and read a chapter a day from Proverbs. 

For the month of July, I want to offer this in a modified form. The chapter for each day will coincide with the date. But the suggested daily readings will be a few verses from that particular chapter. I hope you’ll benefit from the timeless wisdom in these verses. 

The list of readings is included in this newsletter, at the Welcome Center, or by contacting  tgarrett@normafirst.org

Please note that the writer personifies Wisdom. So in most of the verses where you read the first person pronouns (I, me, my), it’s likely referring to Wisdom as the one speaking or making the proclamation. Think of this as a chance to spend a month looking at life through the lenses of wisdom. 

My thanks go out to Mary Foster who researched and selected the scriptures for our daily reading. 

May the words of wisdom form and shape us in unexpected ways.

  Pastor Kathy

“Jesus used these invitational and provocative forms of speech – aphorisms and parables – to subvert conventional ways of seeing and living, and to invite his hearers to an alternative way of life. As a teacher of wisdom, Jesus was not primarily a teacher of information (what to believe) or morals (how to behave), but a teacher of a way or path of transformation. A way of transformation from what to what? From a life in the world of conventional wisdom to a life centered in God.”     Marcus Borg

Proverbs Daily Readings

July 1 Proverbs 1:1-7    Wisdom & the Wise
July 2 Proverbs 2:1-15    Seeking Wisdom
July 3 Proverbs 3:5-6    Wisdom’s Trust
July 4 Proverbs 4:20-24    Wisdom’s Heart
July 5 Proverbs 5:1-2    Wisdom’s Prudence
July 6 Proverbs 6:6-11    Wisdom’s Perseverance
July 7 Proverbs 7:1-3    Wisdom’s Obedience
July 8 Proverbs 8:22-34    Wisdom’s Creation
July 9 Proverbs 9:11-12    Wisdom’s Rewards
July 10 Proverbs 10:12-14    Wisdom’s Love
July 11 Proverbs 11:1-6,13-14    Wisdom’s Integrity
July 12 Proverbs 12:17-20    Wisdom’s Truths
July 13 Proverbs 13:3    Wisdom’s Mouth
July 14 Proverbs 14:22    Wisdom’s Love
July 15 Proverbs 15:1-4    Wisdom’s Words
July 16 Proverbs 16:3,9    Wisdom’s Faith
July 17 Proverbs 17:1,9,27-28    Wisdom’s Peace
July 18 Proverbs 18:15    Wisdom’s Discernment
July 19 Proverbs 19:11    Wisdom’s Patience
July 20 Proverbs 20:7    Wisdom’s Legacy
July 21 Proverbs 21:21    Wisdom’s Blessings
July 22 Proverbs 22:6    Wisdom’s Child
July 23 Proverbs 23:15-19    Wisdom’s Heart
July 24 Proverbs 24:3-4    Wisdom’s Relationships
July 25 Proverbs 25:21    Wisdom’s Kindness
July 26 Proverbs 26:12    Wisdom’s Humility
July 27 Proverbs 27:23-27    Wisdom’s Harvest
July 28 Proverbs 28:5    Wisdom’s Justice
July 29 Proverbs 29:11    Wisdom’s Self-Control
July 30 Proverbs 30:24-28    Wisdom’s Creatures
July 31   Proverbs 31:8-9    Wisdom’s Compassion