Introducing Wisdom University
Each year thousands of students enroll in colleges and universities across the country to learn academic disciplines and job skills. But where do you go to learn how to live life in a wise way that yields the best kind of living? Who will teach you how to worship God from a full and devoted heart? Where can you learn what to do when you're suffering, how to get along with people, or how to understand God's ways and working better? The Bible offers all of this and more in the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. Together they make up God’s Wisdom University. This reading schedule enrolls you in a reading program in these books of wisdom that will help you live better “under the sun,” while also coming to know God better. Welcome to Wisdom University!
The 2013 Bible Reading Schedule - The Wisdom Literature
Before we begin, here are a few words about how the readings are arranged. We will start by reading Proverbs 1-9. This will enable us to hear wisdom’s call and build a desire to acquire wisdom. Then the readings will settle into a regular schedule. On Mondays, we will always read one stanza from Psalm 119, the great psalm praising God’s Word. Thus, we are beginning each week with a reminder of how great the Scriptures are and what they do for us. Then we will read an additional psalm. On Tuesdays, we will read a chapter in Proverbs. On Wednesdays, we will return to the Psalms to read a lament psalm. Lament psalms are often sad, as they cry to God for help and deliver- ance. Rather than turning our back on the reality that life can be hard and difficult (and that we often need God’s help) we want to embrace that truth and learn how to call on God when we are hurting. Thurs- days will find us reading in Job. On Fridays, we will read in the Psalms again. In mid-summer, we will break from this regular schedule to read Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. These books need to be read on consecutive days to make sense, so we will do just that.
With this plan we will read all of the Wisdom books in 2013, with a bonus of reading through most of Proverbs twice and all of Psalm 119 twice. We will then conclude the year with the New Testament’s book of wisdom, James. May the Lord bless us as we seek Him through His Word, and especially as we ask Him to bless us with wisdom. “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6).
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