Orwell Bible Church

Proverbs 22

Proverbs describing life and encouraging wisdom.

  • What common factor does everyone share (v. 2)? How should that help you evaluate your “status”?
  • Remember that proverbs make statements that are generally (usually) true; they are not iron-clad guarantees. How could this be illustrated with verses 4, 6, 11 and 15?

Proverbs 21

Proverbs describing life and encouraging wisdom.

  • Verse 2 emphasizes the importance of the fear of the Lord.
  • Quick decisions are usually bad decisions (v. 5). It is better to take your time.
  • What does your heart desire (v. 17)?

Proverbs 20

Proverbs describing life and encouraging wisdom.

Proverbs 19

Proverbs describing life and encouraging wisdom.

  • Proverbs like verse 6 simply state “how things are”—it does not necessarily recommend it.
  • Young ladies, gain God’s wisdom now (v. 14)! You don’t become prudent when you get married—it does not depend on the status of your relationship.
  • External discipline is only as effective as the character of the heart (v. 25).

Proverbs 18

Proverbs contrasting righteousness (wisdom) and wickedness (foolishness).

  • Verses 1–2 provide helpful counsel for growing in wisdom. Why are they true?
  • What is the point of verse 17? How could it be applied in a family? Church? Work? Media? Government?

Proverbs 17

Proverbs contrasting righteousness (wisdom) and wickedness (foolishness).

  • Compare verse 14 with verses 27–28.

Proverbs 16

Proverbs contrasting righteousness (wisdom) and wickedness (foolishness).

  • In Bible times merchants had bags with weights for their scales, and they could cheat customers by adding to or taking away from the bags (v. 11).
  • How valuable is wisdom to you (v. 16)? How is that proven in your life?

Proverbs 15

Proverbs contrasting righteousness (wisdom) and wickedness (foolishness).

  • Apply verse 14 to our entertainment and amusement oriented society.
  • What is emphasized and esteemed in verses 16–17?
  • Why is verse 28 true?

Proverbs 14

Proverbs contrasting righteousness (wisdom) and wickedness (foolishness).

  • What is the principle of verse 7? Why is this so?
  • Why is verse 30 true? Which does Christianity produce and encourage? Which does Hollywood and the media produce and encourage? Remember what Solomon taught in 2:1–4, 10; 3:3, 5; 4:4, 20–27.

Proverbs 13

Proverbs contrasting righteousness (wisdom) and wickedness (foolishness).

  • The idea of “insolence” (v. 10) is brazen, cocky, contemptuous—the opposite of humble.