‘To everything there is a season, Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJV)
Do you have a ‘fortune-cookie’ faith? Believers often like to have a daily Bible reading from the Book of Proverbs, which is known for its wisdom, and positive principles of how life should be lived. Proverbs is a wonderful book, but you can’t treat its principles like promises; taking a few verses, or a positive phrase, as an answer to everything. We know that ‘all things work together for good’ (Romans 8:28), but it doesn’t mean the journey is easy. Paul tells us: ‘Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked. Once I spent a whole night and a day adrift at sea’ (2 Corinthians 11:25 NLT). No matter what you go through, there is comfort and wisdom in ALL of Yehovah’s Word. How do you handle the difficult issues of life, in an incredibly complex world? One of the great themes of the Bible is wisdom. So where do you get your wisdom from? Don’t forget to spend time reading the other wisdom books in the Bible – Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon and Job. You may need to learn how to honor Yehovah, even if you lose everything like Job, as he walked through hardship. You may want to grapple with Ecclesiastes which highlights the environment of a fallen world. You may find freedom to pour your heart out to Yehovah in a lament like some of David’s Psalms. Life is made up of good days and bad days, hills and valleys, challenges and blessings. By reading ALL of Yehovah’s Word and not just selected verses, you will get wisdom for every season of life.