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"This 31-day reading from the book of Proverbs from the New International Version of the Bible will speak to your deepest needs as you engage with God’s Word. Practical and insightful, these devotions—written by the staff at trusted ministry Walk Thru the Bible—will fill each day with wisdom and understanding about who God is and what he has intended for the lives of his people. NIV ©2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages. "

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NIV Once-A-Day 31 Days of Wisdom

NIV Once-A-Day 31 Days of Wisdom

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Notes copyright © 2011 by Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Contents

Dedication

About Walk Thru the Bible

Proverbs

Dedication

To Rob Price (1961–2011)

A remarkable encourager, a loyal friend and a humble servant of God at Walk Thru the Bible for almost two decades.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.Proverbs 3:5–6

About Walk Thru the Bible

For more than three decades, Walk Thru the Bible has been dedicated to igniting a passion for God’s Word worldwide through live events, devotional magazines, and resources designed for both small groups and individual use. Known for innovative methods and high-quality resources, we serve the whole body of Christ across denominational, cultural and national lines.

Walk Thru the Bible communicates the truths of God’s Word in a way that makes the Bible readily accessible to anyone. We are committed to developing user-friendly resources that are Bible centered, of excellent quality, life changing for individuals, and catalytic for churches, ministries and movements; and we are committed to maintaining our global reach through strategic partnerships while adhering to the highest levels of integrity in all we do.

Walk Thru the Bible partners with the local church worldwide to fulfill its mission, helping people walk thru the Bible with greater clarity and understanding. Live events and small group curricula are taught in over 45 languages by more than 30,000 instructors in more than 104 countries, and more than 100 million devotionals have been packaged into daily magazines, books and other publications that reach over 5 million people each year.

Walk Thru the Bible

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Contributors to NIV Once-A-Day 31 Days of Wisdom

Chris Tiegreen, Editor

Proverbs

Proverbs 1

Reflection

on Proverbs 1:1–7

The purpose of the book of Proverbs is spelled out in its first few verses. Those who read it and heed it will gain wisdom, understanding, insight and the knowledge of what is right, just and fair. These words are helpful for all people—old and especially the young, sages and simpletons, the experienced and the naive. This is a collection of really good advice.

When reading the proverbs, it’s important to recognize that they describe how God designed life to work. They don’t necessarily represent the spiritual equivalent of the law of gravity: hard-and-fast commands and promises that apply to all situations. For example, Proverbs 3:1–2 and 4:10 trumpet the power of wise instruction to produce prosperity and long life for those who follow the advice. We know from other portions of Scripture, however, that disaster and death can strike a godly person. So while such statements generally are true, the individual proverbs are not to be interpreted as prophetic guarantees of cause and effect.

Purpose and Theme

¹The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

²for gaining wisdom and instruction;

for understanding words of insight;

³for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,

doing