Proverbs – Our Personal Barometer

“The Book of Proverbs can be likened to being a personal barometer because it contains hundreds of personal indicators that help the believer to visualize his or her personal and spiritual growth in practical living, and gives us ways and means to improvement with clearly marked parameters. Once a believer begins to take in a Proverb and is inspired by that Proverb’s unique personality (every separate Proverb has its own disposition), he or she will begin emulating its inherent instruction as he or she becomes the personification of its incarnate truth(s).

A Proverb once placed in the heart helps us critique our personal disposition through individual situations that come up in our life. A Proverb can point out when we are walking with the Lord on the Path of Righteousness as well as when are off base and are being ill-inspired with the wrong concept in mind, and then stimulate us with the correct thoughts as well as revealing the correct actions to take to get ourselves back into fellowship.

I believe that there are Proverbs specific for every situation that could possibly confront us in everyday living, and finding the correct Proverb to be applied at any given moment is the joyous challenge that will last a lifetime. There are Proverbs from giving to receiving, from acceptance of reproof and correction to offering reproof and correction, from being charitable to proper reception of charity, from turning the other cheek to standing your ground, from when to speak up and when to keep silent, and much, much more. Most always there are several Proverbs for any situation under the sun which can be applied in one’s personal life-living.” ~LMJ~