Friday, September 4, 2009

Wisdom is ACTING on Your Knowledge (Proverbs)

What is the "dumbest" mistake you have ever made? How could you have avoided this mistake?

When you think about the book of Proverbs, what are the first thoughts that come to mind? How would you explain to someone what a "proverb" is?

Read Proverbs 1:4,5. Four different kinds of people are listed here, which ones are descriptive of you (it may be more than one)? What benefit do you think you could receive from studying the book of Proverbs?

According to Proverbs 1:7, what is the beginning of wisdom? How would you define, "the fear of the LORD"?

Give an example of someone you know who doesn't respect God (don't use their name!). How does someone's attitude toward God impact their ability to make wise decisions?

Read Proverbs 1:22-27. Verse 23 talks about responding to a "rebuke". When was the last time you were rebuked? How did you respond?

According to Proverbs, what is the result for those who do not accept rebukes? Have you ever seen an example of this?

How can we gain wisdom through the rebukes of other people?

Wisdom is more than just KNOWING what to do. It is ACTING upon that knowledge. What are some practical steps you can take this week to pursue wisdom? What actions do you already know you need to take?

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