[Scripture is from the CEV]
I have often written that one of the Bible study exercises that I do is to read the Proverbs chapter that corresponds with the day of the month it happens to be. This has been a wonderful way to study especially when I have been traveling and do not want to add my study books to the bulging weight of my luggage. With a Bible version on my phone or Kindle/Nook, I have all that I need to spend time listening to what Jesus wants to teach me today.
It’s good to dig in and spend time reading a chapter in the Bible and then pull a concordance and follow some related texts and then Google 2-3 commentaries and see what others have said on the chapter. And pull it all together with prayer and meditation on the verses that I originally read. But, frankly, most days I think God wants me to just read like I did today, identify verses that are straightforward teaching and consider how I am doing at applying His commands in my day-to-day, real life. Most days I can say without hesitation, â€œYes, LORD, I need to work a bit more on that!â€
God did not make His commands and precepts convoluted or obscure. He is a perfect parent who sets the rules of His home in basic declarative sentences. God wants me to succeed; He doesn’t try to make my life difficult and set me up to fail!
So today I am looking at these 11 verses and pasting them into my life. I am going to keep it simple and real and sit at the Teacher’s feet and listen to how I can live my life more fully obedient and glorify Him in every step.
Sitting at the Feet of Jesus, author unknown, sung by Bill Gaither Vocal Band