Proverbs is filled with life applications to make us more successful in all areas of life. Let’s take a look at a few chapters of Proverbs to find some of these daily life applications.
As this month winds down, so is our reading in the book of Proverbs. When you really read each of the verses and reflect on them, there are so many lessons. In fact, there are more than we could ever cover in these “Bible Study” posts.
We could definitely say the same thing about God’s Word! There is no way we could ever exhaust it. It isn’t like our human wisdom, because it is God’s Wisdom! Let’s take a look at a few of these life applications from the Biblical text of Proverbs.
- Proverbs 19:18
- Discipline is really love and protection.
- Without discipline, a person grows up to think they can do whatever they want. There are many potential dangers in this!
- Proverbs 20:4
- Do the work out of season to be prepared down the road.
- Hard work will lead to results.
- In almost all areas of life – jobs, businesses, investments, relationships, school, etc., there is a preparation time. You won’t see results for a while, but don’t stop investing. The harvest will come.
- Save money and invest instead of spending all that you have. One day you will want to retire.
Last week I shared a verse (Proverbs 15:1) that I used to have hanging in my classroom. It was about a soft answer turning away wrath. I have found another Biblical proverb that would be great to hang in my office at school. See below Proverbs 26:20.
- Proverbs 26:20
- There has to be something to fuel a fire – something to keep it going – something it lives off of! In this Bible verse, the fuel is wood.
- There has to be something to fuel a conflict – something to keep it going – something it lives off of! In the same verse, this fuel is gossip.
- I have seen so many conflicts that started because a friend thought it was their “obligation” to tell what they heard. All this does is make situations worse. The fire burns brightly – the conflict grows – Drama!
Applying the Word
Remember that King Solomon was the wisest man, because he had the wisdom of God. We can learn so much from the entire book of Proverbs. However, if we only learn about it but do not apply it to our lives, it does us no good.
“Because if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like someone looking at his own face in a mirror. For he looks at himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of person he was. But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer who works – this person will be blessed in what he does.”
Each day as we read the Word of God, let us ask for Godly wisdom to understand His Word, and the WILL to put it into practice. Let’s be doers of the Word!
I would love for you to join me weekly as we read the Word to find life applications to use daily. I love to hear your input as well.
Life Application Resources
If you have joined me recently, these weekly life applications from the Bible are examples of some of the comments I write in the Bibles I am giving to my grandchildren when they graduate from high school. Click here to see the post where I explain this eternal gift idea.
The rose colored Bible is the one I am using for my youngest granddaughter, and I really love it! The brown study Bible is the one Jay uses.
I pray these weekly life applications help you in some way. Please share any encouragement and lessons you have learned this week. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Have a Grace & Joy-Filled Day!
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“Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105