Do you see the prisms in Proverbs?
TODAY’S PROVERB: Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still. Teach a righteous man and he will increase in learning. Proverbs 9:9
You know how I love to tell you all how important it is to live the Proverbs? That living the Proverbs means we’re in them each day — as often as we can? Today’s proverb affirms my nagging. Well, I probably shouldn’t nag, but . . .
This verse indicates that this type of regular study and walk of Proverbs will deepen our wisdom, learning, and understanding. Clearly, I can confirm that in my life.
On those days that I sit down to read that day’s chapter of Proverbs, I sometimes feel like I’ve drawn everything I need from it. After nearly twenty years of reading Proverbs, is there’s really anything new for today?
Inevitably, if I pay close attention, our Heavenly Father will reveal something new or something I need to be reminded of.
Or, sometimes the very revelation I’ve known for years suddenly has a different application for this season of my life.
It’s like a prism. Depending upon the Light our Father shines through the proverb/prism and depending upon the direction, the refraction or dispersion can reveal incredible things we can learn. Like:
- a whole new spectrum of color and beauty we never knew was there
- a problem that has turned our world upside down, we can now see from a different angle so we can better deal with it
- the right angle can help us with double-mindedness
- we can view our true reflection
- how to look to the future with prudence and wisdom.
The same proverb, yet our Father can reveal new ways of looking at the revelation. How amazing is that?
May we look again — and again — through the Proverb Prism, my friends.