A Walk Through Proverbs Duration: 25 Days

Reading Plan Description:

The book of Proverbs has multiple authors. Solomon was the primary author for this book of wisdom. In the book of 1 Kings 3:5-9, Solomon asks God for wisdom during his reign over Israel. God eventually granted him wisdom in 1 Kings 4:29-31. Solomon contributed most to Proverbs; covering almost all of the first twenty-nine chapters of the book. Proverbs 22:17-24:34 relates “the words of the wise” Proverbs 22:17, which Solomon may have compiled from various sources. Evidence that Solomon drew on multiple sources appears in Proverbs 24:23, where Solomon used the plural noun for “wise” (also translated sages) to describe the authors of this section. It’s possible that God inspired Solomon to record wise sayings throughout his life. The last two chapters identify Agur (30:1) and Lemuel (31:1) as their authors. The identities of these men remain are not described and remain mysterious throughout history. Where did King Solomon get his wisdom? (See 2 Chronciles 1:11-12)

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What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obedience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.