Proverbs is a book found in the Old Testament that is filled with wisdom that has survived generation after generation. This wisdom will lead you closer to God and guide you toward a life of true fulfillment and joy. Just read a chapter a day and in 31 days you'll have read the whole thing. We recommend reading the chapter based on the day of the month. So on the first day of the month, read chapter 1. On the second, read chapter 2. And so on.

Ever feel like you just can't understand what it says or what it means? Try reading a modern translation such as the ESV or NLT. Each translation tries to balance staying true to the original meaning with being readable in today's English vernacular. We find the ESV to balance these well. The NLT is even easier to read but loses some of the power and depth of meaning found in the ESV.

Whatever translation you chose, the important part is to get in the Bible every day. Before reading ask God to help you to understand what you read. Then sit back, read the daily reading in your Bible or using the links below, and trust God to teach you something about His love for you.

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April 20

In a digital age, Proverbs 20 could almost have been written as "King Solomon's Guide to Proper Social Media Conduct".

Answers to pressing questions like should I post on this thread, even though I know it'll start a fight are easily relatable to verse 3.

Your inbox is just as vital though as we see in verse 19, which I take to mean that I want to be neither the "private message gossiper", nor the one whom they gossip with.

Solomon ends his guide in verse 30, which ties a nice bow on the idea that the way we say things greatly impacts the results. If we go in arms swinging we might make our point, but to what end?

Are we speaking in love to those who let us into their timeline, or are we more consumed with proving our point with disregard for cause or casualties? Deep questions worth praying about before hitting send.

-Jate Earhart

Read Proverbs 20

Daily Reading List

1 - Proverbs 1
2 - Proverbs 2
3 - Proverbs 3
4 - Proverbs 4
5 - Proverbs 5
6 - Proverbs 6
7 - Proverbs 7
8 - Proverbs 8
9 - Proverbs 9
10 - Proverbs 10
11 - Proverbs 11
12 - Proverbs 12
13 - Proverbs 13
14 - Proverbs 14
15 - Proverbs 15
16 - Proverbs 16
17 - Proverbs 17
18 - Proverbs 18
19 - Proverbs 19
20 - Proverbs 20
21 - Proverbs 21
22 - Proverbs 22
23 - Proverbs 23
24 - Proverbs 24
25 - Proverbs 25
26 - Proverbs 26
27 - Proverbs 27
28 - Proverbs 28
29 - Proverbs 29
30 - Proverbs 30-31

Note: The above link will take you to the first chapter in the daily reading. You will need to click the small triangle at the top of the page to continue to the additional chapters for today's reading.