Day 91 – April 1, 2021
Scriptures: Deuteronomy 5-6, Proverbs 1
Bible Project Video on Proverbs and another
We begin a new book today, Proverbs! Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Talk about a good scripture on April fools day!
Deuteronomy is a book of instruction. In today’s Torah reading, we read the Shema, that is the Hebrew word for “Listen” or “hear.” “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.” Deuteronomy 5:6. A Jew would recite this throughout their day, reminding themselves of the Lord and his sovereignty.
Deuteronomy 5 and 6 share with us the commandments of God, and give instruction to remember the Lord’s faithfulness. This is wisdom, to fear the Lord, to know of him, to trust in him, to know that he is sovereign over all. As we take this in, and let it sink deeper into our hearts and minds, we will gain a wisdom the world simply cannot. Wisdom comes from our reverence for the Lord.
Fear the Lord, Trust in Him
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.