Daily Scripture: Year 1, Day 20

From A Journal of Sacred Readings

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and discipline.
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
To turn one away from the snares of death.
The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him,
And He will make them know His covenant.
(Proverbs 1:7; 14:27; Psalm 25:14)

Read: Slowly read the Scripture passage several times.

Reflect: Reflect and ruminate on the words and phrases in the text. Which words, phrases, or images speak most to you?

Respond: Offer the internalized passage back to God in the form of a personalized prayer of adoration, confession, renewal, petition, intercession, affirmation, or thanksgiving.

Rest: What word or image encapsulates the spirit of the passage for you? Take a few minutes to present yourself before God in silence and yieldedness. When your mind wanders, center yourself by returning to the spirit of the passage.

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