It is good to stop and ponder our lives: what are we doing? How are we living? Where are we going? And do our answers glorify God?
The last verse stood out to me: truth and righteousness are not “cryptic messages” if we understand. If we are confused about truth and righteousness, then we need to find knowledge—to dig into God’s Word and learn for ourselves what is truth.
How do I respond to instruction and teaching? It will reveal if I am wise and teachable or not.
The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. (Proverbs 10:8)
He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth. (Proverbs 10:17)
How often do we purposefully use our words to encourage others? It is easy to carelessly say things which add to a heavy heart, but do we even think about giving a good word?
What is the last verse in Proverbs that you've memorized?
If it has been a while, then I'd like to challenge you to pick a verse to memorize this week -- then comment and share which one you picked!