From the moment we wake up until the second we fall asleep, we are constantly asking ourselves this question.
At times we think about it consciously, most of the time it's just there humming in the background. But we are always sorting out - consciously or functionally - what to do with our time and effort.
It’s easy to think that God has more or less left us to ourselves on that one. That it’s about “theological stuff.” That beyond a few obvious do’s and don’ts, the Bible doesn’t have all that much to say about spreadsheets and diapers and car trouble. In one sense, it’s true. Scripture doesn’t tell me how to change the oil in my car. But it gets alot closer than you might think. The Bible is full practical guidance on how to live in the world God made. How to cultivate a life lived unto him moment by moment.
There is one book that’s especially chock-full of that kind of wisdom: Proverbs. This summer, we’ll look at the wisdom of God applied to six areas of everyday life in this very unique book of the Bible.
Video: Proverbs Overview, The Bible Project – This brief video provides an engaging overview of Proverbs that helps makes sense of the book by locating it in a broader context.
Podcast: Wisdom Podcast Series, The Bible Project – Listen in as Tim and Jon, founders of The Bible Project, explore the themes of the wisdom books, including Proverbs, over 8 episodes.
Commentary: Proverbs, Charles Bridges – This slightly abridged edition of Bridges’ classic commentary leads to deeper understanding, devotional reflection, and practical application.
Devotional: God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Book of Proverbs, Tim Keller – From the Publisher: “Proverbs is God’s book of wisdom, teaching us the essence and goal of a Christian life. In this 365-day devotional, Timothy Keller offers readers a fresh, inspiring lesson for every day of the year based on different passages within the Book of Proverbs.”
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