A Proverb a Day Pt1
Sunday, August 9, 2020
I. A Proverb a Day
A. Get Wisdom
1. (Prov. 14:12 NKJV/NLT) Our lives are the outcome of the choices and decisions we make on a daily basis. World and culture vs. Word and Christ.
a. Have you made any poor choices or decisions that have adversely affected your life?
· Health, marriage, moral choices, career, money, parenting etc.
b. If we’re going to have significant change in our lives we must take responsibility for where we are and choices and decisions we’ve made.
· “Destiny is in my decisions not my conditions. I must make decisions that will change my conditions.”
c. What if you had the insight to discern and make better choices and then had the wherewithal and ability to carry them out?
· What if you could give the right answer to the temptations in life?
· What if you could respond properly to your daily challenges big or small?
· This is what the proverbs promise.
2.What are the Proverbs?
a. Definition: A proverb is a simple, concrete, traditional saying that expresses a perceived truth based on common sense or experience. Proverbs are often metaphorical and use formulaic language.
b. The Book of Proverbs is a collection of 31 chapters mostly attributed to King Solomon containing God’s wisdom for living.
· God’s concentrated wisdom seeds in 31 chapters.
· Proverbs are not “a set of simple steps to a blessed life.” The proverbs plant wisdom into your heart and with consistency and time grow like seeds.
· The proverbs will align your thinking in sync with God’s view.
c. What is wisdom?
· Wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight.
· Wisdom is the ability to discern difference.
· The proverbs repeatedly speak of these 3 things: knowledge, understanding & wisdom.
~ Knowledge (truth) the absolute standard by which all reality is measured
~ Understanding – is the proper analysis of the truth.
-Wisdom – the practical application of knowledge
d.King Solomon’s wisdom:
· (1 Kings 3:4-14 AMP) Solomon’s request for wisdom.
· (1 Kings 4:29-34) Solomon’s wisdom.
3. (Prov. 1:1-6 NLT/AMP) the purpose of the proverbs is to impart God’s Wisdom.
a. (Prov. 4:7 NKJV/NLT) Get Wisdom!
b. (Prov. 1:20-33 NLT) Wisdom’s warning.
[Pastor Lee Stokes]