A Mouthful of Scripture

Each verse in Proverbs is like a mouthful of my mother’s roast.

Proverbs 18:1-24

Reference:  v.15  The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out.  (NIV Bible)

Explore:  My husband always laughs at me when I eat a roast dinner prepared by my mother.  She always includes so many wonderful flavours and all my favourite vegetables.  Therefore, each mouthful is like a tasty work of art.  I have to be discerning and craft together the right mixture of flavours on the one forkful so that my tastebuds have a party with every single bite!  When it comes to my mother’s roasts and my mouthful-combinations, every forkful of food is a winner.

Application:  Each verse in Proverbs is like a mouthful of my mother’s roast.  Each individual verse holds so much wisdom and a Godly way of looking at things.  It’s actually quite challenging to read a whole chapter at a time as each one is filled with 20-30 morsels of importance.  It’s like trying to eat a whole plateful in one bite.  This is a book that you don’t read once and then move on.  It seems like it will be a book that makes more sense as you live life and as you process each verse individually.  While reading chapter 18 means that I am half way through the book of Proverbs I can see that it will take a life time to glean even a tenth of the wisdom presented within.

Prayer:  Lord, Your word truly is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.  May we engage with it as we live life so that we can discern how you would have us live.  Amen.

What passage have you read a number of times and received something different from it depending on your life situation?

This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.