"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge..."
It's easy to get a college degree today. It's actually so easy that a college degree today is worth about as much as a high school diploma in previous ages. Having graduated from a four-year college myself, I can attest to the fact (sometimes through personal experience, but isn't that all of us?) that being educated does not make one intelligent. There are a whoooole lot of idiots at a college institution. Proverbs does not just seek to make smarter people, Proverbs seeks to cultivate wiser people. God is all about cultivating wise people and He desires to see godly wisdom applied in all areas of our lives.
Whereas the first part of the Old Testament contains God's laws for Israel, Proverbs shows the practical application of godliness in even small areas of our personal lives. What this means is simply that God cares about the innate details of our daily lives. Not as an ogre task master looking over your shoulder to see if you're "doing it right", but as a Father who wants to be invited into those personal areas of your life. He wants you to include Him in daily decisions and actions; in finances and personal relationships; in business and in the home. Proverbs offers applicable wisdom in all those areas.
Thus, for this month, we're going to take a trip through Proverbs by reading a chapter per day. There are 31 chapters in Proverbs and 30-31 days per month, so this is a ready-made reading plan good for any month of the year. I know, we're a bit behind already; but we can catch up yet! If you feel led to double up for a week, awesome. If not, just pick up with the corresponding chapter for the day and continue from there. I will not be able to post on here for a few days due to a family emergency, but will be back as soon as I can next week. In the meantime, don't be stupid and skip this! Get wisdom! Annnndd.... go!