Proverbs: One of the Earliest Blogs

As I got up this morning and began to read from my youversion  1yr Bible plan I found myself in the last few pages of Joshua; reading some neat verses about Joshua allocating land to daughters ( something unheard of for cultures back then where women were viewed more or less as belonging to their spouses), then a chapter or two in the Psalms, and finally Proverbs.

Is it just me or does Psalm 1:1-6 sound a lot like a bloggers first post:

“These are the wise sayings of Solomon, David’s son, Israel’s king— Written down so we’ll know how to live well and right, to understand what life means and where it’s going; A manual for living, for learning what’s right and just and fair; To teach the inexperienced the ropes and give our young people a grasp on reality. There’s something here also for seasoned men and women, still a thing or two for the experienced to learn— Fresh wisdom to probe and penetrate, the rhymes and reasons of wise men and women.”

Proverbs‬ ‭1:1-6‬ ‭MSG‬‬

All Solomon needs is a pinnable picture and social media icons for his readership to share and repost. 🙂

This morning as I read, I also found myself contemplating keeping up my blog. Why do it? My prayer has always been that TraurigsInTraining would have little to do with building my own platform but everything to do with being a tiny part of building God’s Kingdom. A responsibility I know I am well below qualifying for. I can only imagine the belly laughs God’s angelic construction workers have when they see my resume. I don’t know the first thing about baking let alone building. Where do unqualified temp workers like myself even start?

I read on…

Start with GOD —the first step in learning is bowing down to GOD; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭MSG‬‬

I can do that! I may be 7 months pregnant but this girl has a heart and a will to get on her knees before the Creator of life and bow down. I bow down my blog before Him, my marriage, my fears, failures, successes, habits, family, and future.  If there is wisdom in bowing down well then it seems clumsy construction workers, like myself, get a new title in God’s kingdom. On our knees, our lanyards read: “Hi my name is Amy”, second line “wise”.

I may not have a Masters degree but I know who my Master is. And it seems, each of us is more than qualified when we begin our days on our knees seeking His qualifications before our own.

“Pay close attention, friend, to what your father tells you; never forget what you learned at your mother’s knee. Wear their counsel like flowers in your hair, like rings on your fingers. Dear friend, if bad companions tempt you, don’t go along with them… When you grab all you can get, that’s what happens: the more you get, the less you are.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭1:8-19‬ ‭MSG‬‬

– TraurigsInTraining lanyard reads: “Hi my name is Amy”, second line “The writings from a mother’s knee”.

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