Bible Proverbs: Ripe For Modern Picking

I’ve always loved the book of proverbs. However, because it’s tucked away so neatly in the midst of other books in the Old Testament, I think that many people believe that the message of this book is old fashioned and not relative to today’s high-tech, blog-obsessed societies.

On reading the book of Proverbs (NIV version) again recently, I came across many verses which are pertinent to our modern, hectic lives, but as there were too many to include here, I’ve just copied some of my favourites.

Here are some proverbs to help you with your relationships


Chapter 3; verses 11 and 12 - My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.

Chapter 12; verse 1 - Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.

Thought: Our earthly fathers sometimes take disciplinary measures to encourage us to behave when we step out of line, and this is because they love us. It’s worth focusing on God’s love for us in times of hardship and pain, because it’s then that He may be trying to teach us the life’s lesson that we wouldn’t have otherwise learned.

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Anne Lyken-Garner is a published author, editor and freelance writer. Her specialities include relationships and confidence building. You can find her inspirational memoir here.
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