Day 5

Blessings and Curses

from the Proverbs reading plan


Proverbs 3:33, Proverbs 10:6-7, Proverbs 20:7, Proverbs 28:20, Proverbs 28:27


The book of Proverbs is a guide for pursuing godly wisdom in our daily lives. In this four-week study, we will read a selection of topical proverbs covering different aspects of wisdom, from how to interact with our friends, families, and neighbors, to fearing God and keeping His commands. No matter the subject, these proverbs urge us to wrestle with and reflect on our own response to them. To help you better engage with the proverbs in this reading plan, we have provided you with a short introduction and reflection questions for each day.

In this life, we experience blessings and curses—consequences of choices we make or the choices others make that affect us. The preserving grace of God assures us that He is not temperamental or spiteful, but does discipline His children. His discipline is for our flourishing because how we live and what we do here and now matters.

Reflection Questions: 

To what extent do you recognize God’s blessings in your life? What are some ways God has blessed you?

To what extent do you recognize God’s opposition in your life? Are there any areas of your life you feel God has thwarted or opposed?

What do you think God is responding to when He blesses? What do you think God is opposing when He curses?

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