The book of Proverbs is one of the best places to find practical advice on how to live life. I am thankful that this book is in the Bible and for the wisdom I gain from it. I recommend that you read a chapter of Proverbs each day or at least a few days a week. This will help you remember the gems of advice and help you live a better life. Here are some life lessons I have learned from Proverbs chapter 3. Read the chapter for yourself here.
1. I should walk with mercy and truth
The truth that I should walk with is the truth that is found in the word of God. I should walk through this life showing mercy to others. I should love my enemies and be quick to forgive those who offend me.It all is summed up in loving God and others.
2. I must not trust in my own wisdom
I do not want to trust my own wisdom. I don’t trust myself to make the right choices in my life. I would rather leave my life in God’s hands. He knows my beginning and end and he knows what is best for me. I rather obey his commandments found in the Bible than to do what I think is correct, this will save me from a lot of trouble in the end.
3. I should give back to God out of the increase he gives me
I believe that it is important to tithe, which is to give ten percent of my income to support a church. I am not always able to do this but when I am able to do so I do it because I believe it is important to support the important work being done for God.
4. I must be thankful for God’s correction
As a father corrects his children I am thankful that as I am a child of God he disciplines me as well. When I make the wrong choices he will correct me and not let me have what I want because it will not be right for me in the end. God’s correction keeps me on the safe path filled with peace.
5. I should show I love others by my actions
I should help others who are in need when I am able to. I should be kind to others and live in peace and not start conflicts with others.
Some extra thoughts
I hope that you will read Proverbs chapter 3 yourself and that you will be encouraged and gain more wisdom. You can read the rest of my posts in this series here.