Proverbs: Wisdom For Life
If God came to you and offered to give you one thing, what would you ask for? A long life? Wealth? Success or fame? What about wisdom? That’s what Solomon asked for, and because of his request not only did he receive wisdom, but he received many other blessings along with it. In this sermon, Pastor Byron opens up the book of Proverbs and teaches how wisdom leads to life.
SCRIPTURES FOR THE WEEK
2 Chronicles 1:2-10, Proverbs 9:10, 4:6, 3:13, 19:23, 2:2-5, Matthew 12:42
BEFORE YOU GET STARTED
Take 5 minutes to silently read over the section of scriptures to gather insight, questions, or discussion with the group before answering the questions.
QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK
1. Who is the wisest person that you know? What makes them wise?
2. How would you explain the fear of the Lord? How does fearing God make you a wise person? How does Proverbs 9:10 change the way you live?
3. Do you think Christians are supposed to be happy? Discuss how wisdom leads to a better quality of life?
4. Is it difficult to get wisdom? According to Proverbs 2:2-5 there are 5 ways we can get wisdom. Which one do you practice the most? Which one do you struggle with the most? Discuss.
5. The entire Bible points towards Jesus. If we read Proverbs simply as tips and tricks to live a better life, we miss the entire purpose of the book. How would you connect the wisdom of Solomon to the person of Jesus? Discuss.
CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK
This week’s challenge is to set aside a time to begin reading one chapter of Proverbs per day throughout the duration of this study. By the time we finish the series, you would have read through the book close to three times. This will ensure you to get wisdom for life. Come back and discuss next week, over dinner, your favorite Proverb thus far.
NEXT WEEK: WISDOM FOR FRIENDSHIPS
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. – Proverbs 13:20