Intro to the “House of Wisdom” 30-Day Devotional

Proverbs 24:3-4, Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Welcome to the 30-Day “House of Wisdom” devotional based on the book of Proverbs! Why Proverbs? The book of Proverbs is a compilation of wise sayings. a general truth, fundamental principle, or rule of conduct. The Hebrew word translated "proverb" is also translated "oracle" and "parable." Most proverbs are short, compact statements that express truths about human behavior using contrasts or direct comparisons. Many proverbs describe the consequences of a particular action or character trait. (Read full summary on the book of Proverbs: http://www.biblestudytools.com/proverbs/) The opening chapter of Proverbs explains the purpose of this book written mostly by Solomon: “Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young.” (Prov. 1:2-4 NLT) In a world that has lost sight of principles and unchanging foundations, Proverbs offers a steady view of life, structure for living, and a path to life, prosperity and security....like being in a house. Jesus, through His life and resurrection, has become our wisdom: 1 Corinthians 1:30 But because of Him are you in Christ Jesus, who from God is made unto us wisdom and righteousness, and sanctification and redemption, We only need to discover how wisdom works and apply it to our lives. Let’s go into the “House of Wisdom” designed by God! Before October 1, Pastor Bryan Hudson will provide you a brief "House of Wisdom"commentary to a daily reading from Proverbs and some from the Gospels. After each lesson, there will be a brief exercise to apply what you've read: 1. Respond to the Reflection Question 2. Write down 1-2 insights gained, 3. Write down key decisions and action items for the day as the Lord leads you. The "House of Wisdom commentary will be available as a PDF e-booklet for an offering of any amount. You will notified about availability of the resource.

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