Proverbs is a book found in the Old Testament that is filled with wisdom that has survived generation after generation. This wisdom will lead you closer to God and guide you toward a life of true fulfillment and joy. Just read a chapter a day and in 31 days you’ll have read the whole thing. We recommend reading the chapter based on the day of the month. So on the first day of the month, read chapter 1. On the second, read chapter 2. And so on.

Ever feel like you just can’t understand what it says or what it means? Try reading a modern translation such as the ESV or NLT. Each translation tries to balance staying true to the original meaning with being readable in today’s English vernacular. We find the ESV to balance these well. The NLT is even easier to read but loses some of the power and depth of meaning found in the ESV.

Whatever translation you chose, the important part is to get in the Bible every day. Before reading ask God to help you to understand what you read. Then sit back, read the daily reading in your Bible or using the links below, and trust God to teach you something about His love for you.

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February 05

Ready or Not, Here I Come! There is nothing scarier in a game of Hide and Seek than hearing those words and knowing you are not well hidden. Perhaps you were just a little too slow to hide behind the love seat, or the pantry was too tight so the door is slightly open. You know the seeker can see you if they just glance in your direction. Verses 21-23 remind us that there is nowhere to hide from God – everything we do is in full view. We cannot find a good enough hiding place to escape. While this might sound negative, listen to how 1 Peter 3:12 frames it: "For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil." How can you take comfort today in there being no place to hide from God?

Read Proverbs 5

Daily Reading List

1 – Proverbs 1
2 – Proverbs 2
3 – Proverbs 3
4 – Proverbs 4
5 – Proverbs 5
6 – Proverbs 6
7 – Proverbs 7
8 – Proverbs 8
9 – Proverbs 9
10 – Proverbs 10
11 – Proverbs 11
12 – Proverbs 12
13 – Proverbs 13
14 – Proverbs 14
15 – Proverbs 15
16 – Proverbs 16
17 – Proverbs 17
18 – Proverbs 18
19 – Proverbs 19
20 – Proverbs 20
21 – Proverbs 21
22 – Proverbs 22
23 – Proverbs 23
24 – Proverbs 24
25 – Proverbs 25
26 – Proverbs 26
27 – Proverbs 27

28 - Proverbs 28-31