Day 8

Day 8 | Read Scripture


Your Call To Act (C.T.A.) today is:

  • Read Proverbs 1 (read from a Bible, this page, or continue playing the video)
  • Continue to make a P.A.C.T. in prayer.

Comment below when you have completed this activity.


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306 thoughts on “Day 8

  1. Sean Swift says:

    The guidance in Called to Act to understand the intent was useful and similar to Doug my study bible helped here. Specifically, to differentiate between the wise, the fool and the simple.

  2. Doug says:

    A couple footnotes in my Bible were helpful. The Hebrew word rendered for simple in Proverbs denotes a person who is gullible, without moral direction and inclined to evil. The Hebrew words rendered fool in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denotes a person who is morally deficient.

  3. Jason says:

    Fools despise wisdom and instruction. Lord, help me to love your instruction and wisdom in this world that seems to despise it.

  4. Mike Welch says:

    Proverbs is a book of the Bible that can’t be read too often. When I’m leading a young men/boys youth group, I always incorporate reading the Book of Proverbs into anything else we are doing. It is such a great reminder to men to always seek wisdom and avoid those who will lead us away from the narrow path.

  5. John Williams says:

    A key word in Proverbs 1 is listen. Who we listen to and then follow makes all the difference in a person’s life. Do you listen to the wise or the foolish? Who are the wise people you listen to – Father, Son, Holy Spirit, godly parents and friends? Or do you listen to the foolish people in your life that lead you to the path of destruction. How’s that working out for you?

  6. joelsano says:

    (1/30/21) Proverbs 1:33 GOD’S WORD Translation
    “…whoever listens to Me will live without worry and will be free from the dread of disaster.”
    If I abide in Christ and stay close to Him, I can live without worry.

  7. Joseph Tagliavia says:

    As our church challenged the congregation to read proverbs this month in a sermon series, some of us are almost done. So instead, my group will read the gospel of John.

  8. Louis Vanderhart says:

    I have completed today’s challenge and my verse it I enjoy is a number seven

  9. Steve says:

    I love Proverbs, always something new to learn. I’ve used this for devotions more than a few time for a year.

  10. kevin says:

    This is a great reminder to not be lead astray by your acquaintances. Also, do not lead your brothers into sin. It is very tough to do!

  11. Jeremy says:

    Lord, I pray your wisdom be heard, and may it be that I hear and obey when she speaks. While I read this I see that verse 32 is a dire warning for Christians who are not discipled. We desire safety in our time, but recognize that we look for it in the wrong place.

  12. Thaddeus Kennedy says:

    Completed. So excited to see the growth that will come through during this study.

  13. Lawrence Yurko says:

    I am encouraged and reminded through reading Proverbs 1 to make good wholesome choices.

  14. R Francis says:

    The verses that stuck out to me the most in Proverbs 1:7,10,22 The Bible tells me there is a way that seems right to a man, but at the end it leads to death it so easy to do what may seem to be right in one own eyes or either following behind someone who is hurting others and going down the wrong path for no good reason at all. It’s like a fool who refused to accept good advice and instructions.

  15. John McBride says:

    Trust in the lord and run far away from those you want to do foolish acts

  16. JAMES DELGADO says:

    I read and heard Prov. 1 today with Vince.
    I also read the devo and prayed that prayer at the end.
    Thank you for this challenge. I am asking other men to
    join in this Called To Act Challenge.
    I am ALL-IN.

  17. Thomas Sells says:

    “A Proverb a day keeps the world at bay”, I never heard this before, but it sounded good. I am certainly praying for wisdom!

  18. Kevin V says:


    Thanks Vince. I enjoyed your thoughts on Making changes immediately when you hear God.

  19. kampforlife says:

    Done!!! I’ve always enjoyed reading the Proverbs. Such valuable advise.

  20. Don Hughes says:

    In these times…its more important than ever to TURN toward God and to not get caught up in all the back and forth of the politics and uncertainty that is so much apart of this new world.

  21. Steve says:

    I would add to the above that first you be still and listen. I have heard the spirit speak. But as the above advises, we must turn to get the blessing.

  22. Spencer says:

    The prayer here was great. 3 days behind :(. Catching up today. Haven’t been going to gym so been sleeping in:(. Should be getting up and spending more time with God.

  23. Eddie says:

    I am using the Holy Spirit to drive out the squirrels because there is not a better spiritual guard dog than Him. Prayer helps me focus His power to this end and relying on Him to change things is also a helpful mindset as well.

  24. Pat says:

    This is a great challenge to help refresh my search for deeper meaning of God’s word. The PACT process is a simple but effective tool for learning and spiritual growth. I’m excited to get deeper into the scriptures of Proverbs and see where His Holy Spirit will lead me.

  25. Caleb says:

    love this:
    “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭1:7‬a

    Lord bless us as we continue on our journey to learn Godly knowledge and wisdom


    Tendency is to lean on my own understanding. Seeking Wisdom has become part of y Discipline.

  27. Robert Ordóñez says:

    Barely the first chapter and we already get wisdom for today. No more mocking, even in jest, for me.

  28. Joe says:

    Wisdom is knowledge guided by understanding. Thanks Vince for pointing us to this wonderful chapter on wisdom

  29. Stephen says:

    Why is it that listening to your father’s instruction can take oh these many years?!

  30. Gavin says:

    Purpose is to teach wisdom and discipline. Love reading this in Proverbs because it again reassures setting aside the PACT time for a specific purpose.

  31. Lavon says:

    The “fear” of the LORD (meaning: our loving adoration, revereance, praise, and obedience) is the beginning of all knowelege and wisdom.
    That is why I have to so often humble myself before the LORD and pray.

  32. Tom says:

    God spoke to me today, and said “Whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.” I have listened. He will deliver on His promise, I have no doubt.

    • Steve says:

      The day I think I can manage the next 10 minutes in my own wisdom is the day I am doomed to the consequences of unwise decisions. I don’t want to be smart, I want to be wise in the Lord.

  33. Eddie says:

    completed yesterday, but the comments were unavailable, so commenting now that I am awake, aware, and not currently busy with anything else.

  34. David says:

    I failed my assignment yesterday, but I still wanted to post here, just so I stay accountable. I completed the reading, but missed my window of alone time, so I had planned on praying later when I could be alone and then I just got busy and forgot. Routine is important, I learned that having this on my schedule and sticking to it is the best way to continue to make it happen.

  35. AZ says:

    Complete! Funny I had the same verse highlighted in my current bible, love “I will make my words known to you”.

  36. Matt Klein says:

    Complete. Continuing Pact and finding a lot of peace in it. Also purchased a bible today.

  37. Scott Halverson says:

    Praying out loud for 5 minutes is still a challenge. I made it 2 minutes today.

  38. gregg meyer says:

    1:7 has been of utmost importance to me for many years. As an infant christian I did not truly understand what it meant to “fear the Lord.” I felt as though god and I were pals. Often I would start my prayers casually, saying things like”hey God, it’s Gregg again, How you doing buddy” A friend and mentor began to talk about having a high view of God and what that entails. He would reference these verses in Proverbs and many others, while extolling the Holy qualities of God and how we should view him. I began to see that God was not my buddy or friend, He was a father, one who deserved a place of honor and respect far beyond what I had ever given him. I believe he deserves our love, affection, respect and devotion. Only through this can we come to truly rest in his grace. All wisdom begins with a holy fear of our father. The knowledge of this and its application will cause the Lord to pour his wisdom into our lives and we will begin to see mankind as he does, thus our desire to grow our brothers in Christ will only become stronger and more urgent.

    • Michael Johnson says:

      I can totally relate, Gregg. A while ago I was asked to pray before a small activity with some guys and I knew that many of the guys didn’t have a relationship with God so in my head I thought ‘I should seem casual in my prayer and show them how approachable God is’. I began the prayer with something like “God, we thank you for this time and man, we just pray for safety…” as soon as the word ‘man’ came out of my mouth I realized how a casual method was not going to demonstrate a view of God I wanted to model (much less the theological issues of God being man… ‍♂️). Lesson learned!
      Also, probably the #1 thing I have enjoyed in all my times with you, Gregg, is when I get to hear you pray. Your tone completely changes when you pray to a tone I never hear any other time and I often even lose place with what you are saying and just pause and appreciate the love and reverence I hear in your voice. It’s a blessing to God I’m sure but also to me.

  39. Brainard says:

    Thanks be to God for the 33rd verse, I have been pardoned from many of the previous verses. Jesus made me whole, all to Him I owe!

  40. Chris says:

    Wow, I felt the slight uncomfortable feeling inside of me as I started to read listen to Proverbs 1. I got impatient as to how long this was going to take. The devil was at work and I prayed for patience and peace as I got through the message.

  41. Kevin says:

    Completed earlier this morning. Wonderful words of not getting involved with the wrong people.

  42. Mark Strassenberg says:

    To be honest, I’m hit and miss with completing this daily challenge due to constant work schedule changes but I so enjoy and appreciate all your efforts Vince! This is great stuff towards making God a priority.

  43. Rob says:

    Completed! New pup has changed up my schedule but I hope its ok Ive listened to Scripture and prayed in the car. Commute is long and low stress, so I can really focus on God and our time together.

  44. Dave Benson says:

    Completed! vs 33 “but, whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.”
    Valuable wisdom!

  45. Eric says:

    Completed: What an awesome verse. I have heard of people saying Bible verses jump off the pages, but never experienced it before. With everything going on in the world how appropriate. I have been praying a lot for men. Not just I my home church, but all around.
    Proverbs 1:32-33
    “For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
    and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
    33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety
    and be at ease, without fear of harm.”

  46. Eric says:

    What an awesome verse. I have heard of people saying Bible verses jump off the pages, but never experienced it before. With everything going on in the world how appropriate. I have been praying a lot for men. Not just I my home church, but all around.
    Proverbs 1:32-33
    “For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
    and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
    33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety
    and be at ease, without fear of harm.”

  47. Squirrel says:

    Having read Proverbs 1 it was a bit to take in. What parts am I doing and what am I not doing as it pertains to wisdom? Am I the simple guy he rights of in scripture? By simple are they saying non-believers? Wisdom, to me, comes from living life, from failing, from asking (and waiting) for God’s answer. Maybe I don’t wait long enough for the answer or maybe I am not turning toward Him in the way I need to turn to hear it (is it a right turn or a left turn or an about-face?)

  48. Michael Swalley says:

    Yes Koch, comments are working, but the “reply” function doesn’t work properly.
    I read Proverbs 1, and pray that I would fear the Lord in all I do!

  49. Tim Montgomery says:

    I felt a bit distracted today and this is probably the first day where I wasn’t “feeling” it, but good to work through it. I’m appreciating establishing this rhythm in my life. Proverbs is good scripture to walk through too.

  50. Dave says:

    33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety
    and be at ease, without fear of harm
    God is so faithful to lay out all of the options and then provide an opportunity to choose. We serve a faithful God!

  51. Tom Vang says:

    Today I was reminded about the important of rejecting foolishness, and replacing it with wisdom. I’m going to be looking for opportunities today to do so. Thanks, men!

    • Michael says:

      Completed. I listened today and followed along with the transcript and I really liked that

  52. George says:

    So far so good! Thank you for the structure I needed to start my day. I’m finding as each morning comes it is helping me get out of bed when I want (no more snooze button) to make sure I make my appointment with God. I’ve prioritized so many other appointments in my life and know that this one should have been there for a long time but definitely let it eek by. I have been feeling far more focused than I have in a long time throughout the day and know there is a correlation with this practice. Thank you for stepping up and leading.

  53. Gabriel Anderson says:

    I love Proverbs – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction”

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