Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Two Things You Need in Life (Proverbs 30)

If you could ask one person in this room anything, what would you ask them?

If you could God for any two things, knowing you would receive them, what would you request?

Read Proverbs 30:7-9. Summarize in your own words what Agur (the author) is asking God to provide for him.

Why would someone need to ask God to "keep him honest"? Why not just resolve to be an honest person?

Give an example of situations in life that might push someone toward dishonesty. How can these kinds of situations be avoided?

Do you agree with Agur's reason for not wanting to be rich? Why or why not?

How could wealth cause someone to deny God?

Is poverty an excuse for stealing? Is the author here suggesting that it is? Why or why not?

It seems that this passage indicates that our life situations often dictate the types of temptations we will face.

Talk about a time you've been in a life situation which has tempted you to respond incorrectly. How did you handle it? Was there a better way to handle it?

Is it okay to ask God to give us good life circumstances so that we don't sin?

How are you going to pray for yourself this week? How can we pray for you?

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