The Wisdom Challenge
As we head into the month of October in the youth ministry, we begin a topic of great importance. We turn our attention to wisdom. In light of this topic, a challenge was given to the students. The challenge is called the “wisdom challenge” and consists of us all reading one of the proverbs a day. Today is October 1st, so our first reading is Proverbs 1. October has 31 days, so that means we will be reading 31 Proverbs. Not too complicated, but often challenging to regularly discipline yourself to read each day. Pray for those who will be attempting.
One person has said that the Proverbs present how we should live our everyday lives. I have often found myself also listening to someone preach through the Proverbs who said that Proverbs is intensely practical and all-together good.
To know and memorize the Proverbs would put you in pretty good company, for Paul, Peter, James, the writer to the Hebrews, and Jesus Himself used the Proverbs in their ministries.
One of my all-time favorite quotes concerning the Proverbs is that, “A Proverb is a nugget of wisdom that helps people live healthy, godly, fruitful lives.” Amen. Who doesn’t want that type of life? In fact, Proverbs 24:13-14 says, “Eat honey, my son, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to the palate; realize that wisdom is the same for you. If you find it, you will have a future, and your hope will never fade.”
My prayer is for all who will attempt this challenge and be present this month, as we look at the topic of wisdom, to see that they have a hope-filled future in Christ.