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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August 14

Which way should you go? Which path should you take? In verse 12 it says, "There is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way to death". Do all our ways lead to death and how can we prevent that? When we align our ways with God's ways, we will be in a better position. Our ways, although they may seem right, if they lack alignment with God, we will be pushed off centered and not to be able to achieve all God has planned for us and others. Matthew 6:33 says to seek first Christ and the Kingdom of heaven and all will be provided. When we seek God's will first for our lives and align with that, our roads will lead to life to the full. Today, seek first Christ and His ways. Open up your heart and mind to hear what God wants to tell you so that you can make wise decisions that lead to life to the full.

-Tom Pounder

Read Proverbs 14

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
29 - Proverbs 29
30 - Proverbs 30
31 - Proverbs 31