The Proverbs Project came to mind after I read the book The Richest Man Who Every Lived by Steven K. Scott. This book challenges readers to read a chapter in the Book of Proverbs every day for a month. Readers then perseverate and reflect on the chapter. This process is meant to become habit and repeated month after month. I acknowledge a personal and perpetual need for wisdom in my life. The challenge spoke to me. I have been reading a good deal this year, and it is certainly time for me to undertake another writing project. - Chapter 3.
With Wisdom comes well being:
The Wise frequently and repeatedly reflect on the teachings of the Lord. With habit of reflection the Wise and the Faithful find peace and prosperity. Wisdom and Faith are intertwined here... The Wise understand and can recognize the deficiencies of their understanding and rely on Faith as a bridge to fill the gaps and maintain solidarity with the straight path. The peace inherent in this understanding analogous to a fulfillment of understanding when Knowledge of the known is paired with Faith in the unknown.
The Wise present to the Lord the first fruits of labor. As our generosity increases the Return on Investment is compounded. Again, we are equating Wisdom to Wealth. As we grown in Wisdom and recognize the importance of helping others, our returns intensify.
Once again: Wisdom is referred to in the feminine. "She" (Wisdom) is far more valuable than tangible riches...however, the amount of reflection, introspection and growth are directly proportional to Peace, Wealth, and Prosperity.
This Chapter adds another component to Wisdom: Kindness, Generosity, Contentment, and Humility are all additional qualities of the Wise.
Chapter 4 Tomorrow.
The Proverbs Project
For the next 30 days, I intend to read and reflect on one chapter in the book of Proverbs.