Many authors have written about the book of Proverbs and how it has impacted their lives or significant people in the past. It has so much power to direct the paths of each and every one of us. So I have a couple of questions: First, Why is this book so powerful? and second, why do so many of us fail to read it and apply it?
God has given us this road-map or rules of life, and we just neglect it. Now I know that it is easy to throw away the directions to that “some assembly required” toy that you bought your kids for Christmas and just wing it, but we are talking about life here. We are so blessed that God gave us a manual for life!
I would suggest that the reason the book is so powerful is that it is inspired by the creator of us all and for us all. How is it that it can apply to anyone in any circumstance in life? Pretty amazing if you ask me.
We all are familiar with the laws of physics at least the basic ones. We understand gravity and inertia and we have to live within these truths. What would happen if we did not learn and apply these basic laws?
As for the question: why do so many of us fail to read and apply it? All I can say is that we have lots of excuses and none of them are valid. Some of them are; I am too busy, I did not know about it, it is too confusing, unbelief, laziness. Well, there are 31 chapters to the book and there are 31 days in many months of the year. If we commit to reading a chapter a day in a month then we have read it all in one month. I would recommend doing this at least every 6th month to refresh on the wisdom revealed in the Proverbs.
Proverbs answers questions about all areas of life, from finances to child training, from marriage matters to business relationships. The book is packed with such amazing insights.
I challenge you to read God’s instruction manual and see for yourself how amazing this wisdom can be for your life.