31 Proverbs is all about reading the Bible…..The challenge is to read a chapter of Proverbs each day in March; that’s 31 chapters in 31 days!
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How to write a blog post for 31Proverbs.
1. Pray – That God would help you concentrate on the passage as you read and that he would show you something, that encourages you or challenges you.
2. Read – Carefully read over your chapter of Proverbs in a translation you find easy to read. Don’t rush it. Sometimes it’s helpful to read aloud.
3. Think – Jot down which proverb(s) stood out for you? Did it challenge you, encourage you or correct you? What did you learn about God and/or yourself? How might this proverb(s) challenge you to live differently?
4. Thank – Simply thank God for his Word and how it spoke to you.
5. Write – Now write a short paragraph, no more than 100 words, about what struck you, using the notes you jotted down (no. 3, above). Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be perfect and we’re not looking for a sermon, just your thoughts.
6. Don’t Panic – We’re on hand to help you out and give some advice. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or are struggling to understand something. You could also look up some of helpful comments in your study bible to help you get started.
7. Inspire – Perhaps the proverbs you read made you think of a picture, and image, a song or a video? If so then you can send the url or attach the clip and include it with your blog post.
8. Send – Once you’re done you should send the finished blog entry and any attachments to email@example.com before 8pm the night before. You’re post will appear on the website the following morning and will be posted anonymously.
“I read Proverbs 1 this morning and the proverb which jumped out at me was this: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline”(v.7). I was really challenged by this because I’m not sure that I “fear the Lord” enough. Some days I don’t even think about God and I just want to live my life my way. The days when I ignore God are the days when I slip up the most. If I really want to grow as a Christian I need to become more aware of who God is.” (100 words)
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