DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR JULY
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
“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|