August 24, 2018
Proverbs 3 Devotional
A while back I created a devotional and reflection study to do with my husband all on Proverbs 3. While cleaning out my office I found it and thought why not share it here?! What I love about Proverbs 3 is that it focuses a lot on trusting in the Lord.
Follow along by grabbing a pen, paper and your bible. I’ve also attached a free printable of this study with writing space if you prefer to write on it. Click Here for Proverbs 3 Devotional Printable.
Proverbs 3: 1-2 “My child, never forget the things I have taught you. Store my command in your heart. If you do this, you will live many years, and your life will be satisfying.”
- When we store God’s commands in our hearts, how do we go about our days differently than if we did not store his commands in our heart?
Proverbs3: 3-4 “Never let loyalty and kindness leave you. Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Then you will find favor with God and people, and you will win a good reputation.”
I think God tells us to tie these character traits around our neck as a reminder and to write them deep within our heart because he knows how challenging it can be. In the Life Application Study Bible it says, “A loyal person acts responsibly. A kind person works for the justice for others. Thoughts and words are not enough – our life reveals whether we are truly loyal and kind. Do your actions measure up to your attitude?”
- When can loyalty and showing kindness be challenging in your own life?
- If you were to not be loyal and be unkind how do you think that would affect your reputation?
Proverbs 3: 5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
This one is my all-time favorite verse because we can look to it in different seasons of our lives. It reminds us that even when things around us seem like they aren’t making sense, we can always trust that God is taking care of our life in the midst of it all.
- Is there something you are struggling to trust God with? Why?
- Has there ever been a time you were not trusting God but then you realized there was nothing to worry about the whole time
Sometimes we have to take a moment to look back on the promises God has fulfilled and the blessings surrounding us today. In our waiting there is always something to be grateful for.
- List 5 things you’re grateful for today:
Read Proverbs 3: 7-26
- God says we will have healing for our bodies and strength for our bones when we do what?
- What should you honor the Lord with and why is it important?
- What should you not reject from the Lord?
- From these verses what have you learned about wisdom?
- What have you learned about not losing sight of common sense and discernment?
These verses speak to us on seeking God’s will and not our own. We need to seek wisdom, not lose sight of discernment or common sense, and listen to correction from the Lord so we don’t fall into the traps and temptations. To fear the Lord is to show him respect and reverence. It’s allowing the one who loves us deeper than anyone else to go before us.
Proverbs 3:27-28 “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it. When it’s in your power to help them. If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say, come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.”
When I read these verses the first thing that comes to mind is the saying, “treat others the way you would want to be treated.” Let’s not be inconsiderate or unfair. Stick to your word and reach out a helping hand. The Life Application Study Bible says, “Withholding destroys trust and creates a great inconvenience for the other person.”
Read Proverbs 3: 29-35
Lastly, be careful with what you focus on. Avoid drama of causing harm and plotting fights. Don’t get caught up in envying what others have or what they do. God sees the heart of all people.
He loves you. He sees you. He takes care of you.