When I realized that this was what I was doing, I immediately cried out to God for help. I prayed and asked him to help me learn how to study the Bible for myself in a way that I would grow closer to Him. The next step is what anyone would have done...
I Googled, "Bible study to learn and grow". Funny, right?!
Well, God was in that Google search, and He led me to Courtney Joseph's blog, Women Living Well, where I discovered Good Morning Girls - a place where women from all over the world gather for Bible study and accountability.
I was ecstatic and so thankful that God would hear my feeble cries for help in such a magnificent way!
Fast forward to today and many GMG Bible studies later and you find me here at this place where I share with you today about our upcoming Proverbs and Song of Solomon Summer Bible Study with Good Morning Girls. God is so good!
What's also exciting is I'm now leading a Facebook group for Pastor's Wives, and I'm Blogging Through the Bible with Courtney and other lovely Good Morning Girls! God has answered the prayer I prayed so long ago in such amazing ways that I never even thought could happen. He gets all the glory for the wonderful things He has done!
We begin reading in Proverbs on June 15th. I realize summer is a busy time for many people - me included, but we can never go wrong by carving out precious time to sit at Jesus' feet in His Holy Word.
The Proverbs are known to be the book of wisdom. Ken Baugh, in his introduction to Warren Wiersbe's Be Skillful (Proverbs): God's Guidebook to Wise Living (The BE Series Commentary), says so powerfully:
I think there is a formula to wisdom: wisdom = knowledge + obedience. Solomon had all the knowledge; he always knew what God wanted him to do. He just didn't do it. There is a difference between knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is knowing the right thing to do; wisdom is actually doing it. That's why I think the big idea that runs throughout the book of Proverbs is not just getting more and more knowledge - instead, it's choosing to apply that knowledge in ways that honor and please the Lord. True wisdom is seen through an obedient life.
Yes, the book of Proverbs is about godly wisdom. Let's read it and learn how we can get the godly wisdom God desires to give us. But let's also learn together how we can be obedient to use that godly wisdom to live a life that honors and pleases God.
It's going to be an exciting journey through Proverbs. We'll even take a whole week to focus on the Proverbs 31 woman, and then finish up our summer Bible study in a short study of the Song of Solomon.
I can't wait to get started! Watch here for another post in the next day or two where I'll be sharing more information about how to join a Good Morning Girls group as well as information about the resources I'll be using for our Proverbs and Song of Solomon Summer Bible Study with Good Morning Girls!
Will you be joining us in the book of Proverbs? I'd love to know...just leave me a comment below!
Walking in His Grace,