A Gentle Shock

[From the version for children and families]

Have you ever been in front of someone whose name you think you ought to know, but you just can’t remember?  All of a sudden, maybe just before you greet the person, you remember the name.  It’s a very nice feeling; something clicks inside you that was stuck before making the connection.  It feels like a gentle shock way inside.
The sayings from the Book of Proverbs are something like that.  When you think about them in a quiet way, some of them will give you that feeling like suddenly remembering someone’s name.  There is a sense of the truth in them that may strike you inside and make sense in your heart as well as in your mind.  That gentle shock will flow through you as the Holy Spirit makes the truth alive for you.
Take the twelve proverbs in each one of these verses and meditate on them one by one.  That’s the way to really grasp their meaning.  Take verse 6, for example.  If you learn the ways of God at an early age, you’ll want to teach them to your children when you become a parent!

Proverbs 22:1-12

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Tuesdays are dedicated to the Old Testament books of history
and the Hebrew “Writings.”
In this season, Proverbs 20-11; 1 Kings


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