If you’ve hung around our blog recently then you probably remember when I was interviewed by Modern Ruth Project about being married later in life. Well, today I am hanging out with them again! They’re doing a study of Proverbs throughout the month of October and it’s pretty awesome. If you’d like to join them you can start here.
Today I’m talking about Proverbs 13 and I hope you join us over at Modern Ruth Project because Proverbs 13 has SO much wisdom in its 25 verses!
I love that Proverbs 13 is called “Walk With the Wise”. It’s so fitting for these little nuggets of truth and wisdom! There are so many amazing verses in chapter 13. (I mean pretty much ALL of Proverbs is amazing!) So I wanted to share just a few of my favorites.
These verses encompass wisdom that not only single women, but all women (and all Christians) should be writing on their heart. Meditate on these few verses and allow our Father to speak to you through them.
In verse 4 we learn about spiritual laziness. “The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.”
It is not enough to say you’re a Christian and go to church. But are you living every day with the overwhelming passion to follow God’s commands? This is truly the most basic principle to living a life full of joy in the Lord! Are our souls diligent in working to become closer to Him and to look more like Him every day? Are we focused on Him and His plan, or are we praying we get what we want while at the same time feeling defeated because nothing seems to be working out? Seek Him – diligently, daily, hourly. Forever. And He will make known to you His plan and He will prepare your heart for whatever He has for you.
I just love verse 5: “The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.”
To read the rest of The Wisdom in Proverbs 13 you can click here!