Year of Scripture – Days 198 – 199

Readings for: 
Wednesday, July 17: Proverbs 13 – 15 
Thursday, July 18: Proverbs 16 – 18

As much as I am enjoying our read through Proverbs, I’ve come to realize how hard it is to share a reflection, especially when each Proverb makes such a great statement on its own. It doesn’t leave much to say. Here a just a few extra thoughts from the past few days:

“Spare the rod, spoil the child” . . . we find its roots in Proverbs 13:24: “Those who spare the rod hate their children, but those who love them are diligent to discipline them.”

For all of those with a few (or a whole bunch) of gray hair, find comfort in Proverbs 16:31, which states: “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life. “

And one that reminded me of a ‘proverb’ that I remember as a child growing up on Lake Erie. Proverbs 16:9 states: “The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps.” Which, in my opinion, sounds an awful lot like “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”

Peace and stay cool on these hot summer days!
Pastor Bailey

Readings for the next few days: 
Friday, July 19: Proverbs 19 – 21
Saturday, July 20: Proverbs 22 – 23
Sunday, July 21: Proverbs 24 – 26
Monday, July 22: Proverbs 27 – 29

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