We all need a little wisdom in our lives. Proverbs was written as practical wisdom for the average person. You might say they were written to get the ancient Israelites through the daily grind of life.
We, too, need help to get through the daily grind—whether it’s working, going to school, taking care of kids.
The following 10 Proverbs can encourage and inspire you throughout the day.
- At 6 a.m. (the alarm goes off)
My child, hold on to your wisdom and insight. Never let them get away from you.
– Proverbs 3:21
- At 7:30 a.m. (getting in the car for work)
The road the righteous travel is like the sunrise, getting brighter and brighter until daylight has come.
– Proverbs 4:18
- At 9 a.m. (receive an email from a friend asking for your help)
You do yourself a favor when you are kind. If you are cruel, you only hurt yourself.
– Proverbs 11:17
- At 11 a.m. (tempted to gossip about the guy in the next cubicle)
It is foolish to speak scornfully of others. If you are smart, you will keep quiet.
– Proverbs 11:12
- At 12 p.m. (you meet a friend for lunch)
The righteous person is a guide to his friend, but the path of the wicked leads them astray.
– Proverbs 12:26
- At 3 p.m. (your coworker speaks to you in anger)
A gentle answer quiets anger, but a harsh one stirs it up.
– Proverbs 15:1
- At 5:15 p.m. (stuck in traffic)
Those who are good travel a road that avoids evil; so watch where you are going—it may save your life.
– Proverbs 16:17
- At 6:30 p.m. (your family volunteers in a local homeless shelter)
If you oppress poor people, you insult the God who made them; but kindness shown to the poor is an act of worship.
– Proverbs 14:31
- At 8 p.m. (you feel overwhelmed by the thought of tomorrow)
Worry can rob you of happiness, but kind words will cheer you up.
– Proverbs 12:25
- At 10 p.m. (getting ready for bed)
My child, hold on to your wisdom and insight. Never let them get away from you. They will provide you with life—a pleasant and happy life. You can go safely on your way and never even stumble. You will not be afraid when you go to bed, and you will sleep soundly through the night. You will not have to worry about sudden disasters, such as come on the wicked like a storm. The Lord will keep you safe. He will not let you fall into a trap.
– Proverbs 3:21-26
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