Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Living the "Better" Life (Proverbs 15-16)

Talk about a time you gave something up so you could have something better.

Everyone makes choices in life. How do you make decisions about the "better" things in life you want to pursue? What role does the Bible play in those decisions.

Read Proverbs 15:16-17. Why is it sometimes better to be poor than to be rich?

What factors might cause you to prefer riches to poverty?

How might you practically apply this Proverb?

Read Proverbs 16:8. Give an example of how someone might act unjustly in their pursuit of wealth.

Is it possible to pursue wealth without acting unjustly?

Discuss how someone might do this.

Read Proverbs 16:16. Why do you think wisdom is more beneficial than money? Are there any exceptions?

If you have time, you can also discuss Proverbs 16:19.

All of these Proverbs make an argument that sometimes it is BETTER to be poor than to be rich. How have these verses challenged your thinking about money? What financial decision will you make this week in order to be obedient to Scripture?

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