Reach - Then Teach
Dear Hannah: LEarning (The Diligent Shall Rule (Proverbs 12-24))
Proverbs is a Bible book full of concrete, simple, indisputable wisdom.
The wisdom is offered in small, "bite-size" verses.
This makes it a good book to study with a mixed group of older and younger folks.
Studying Proverbs can lull you to sleep, though - please let me explain.
It is easy to interpret most proverbs as describing what a good person does vs. what a bad person does ... as if we are always comparing two different people.
Most proverbs, though, describe two distinct pathways that individuals have the opportunity to choose - and bear the fruit, the consequences, or some of both.
These are the proverbs that make me pause, consider, and wrestle - to unpack additional layers of wisdom and insight that challenge my growth.
These are the ones that make you say "uhhh ... mmmmm ...".
They make you quiet - but in a good way ...