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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.

Proverbs 12

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

  • As you read these proverbs, prayerfully apply specific ones that you know address an area in your life.
  • What is verse 23 getting at?
  • How would you apply verse 25?

Proverbs 4

Gaining God’s wisdom demands devoting yourself to God’s ways and staying far from the path of evil.

  • In order to have God’s wisdom you must do your part (vv. 14–15). What are some of the “paths” and “ways” of the wicked today that you must stay far away from?
  • Verses 20–27 detail how to devote yourself to acquiring wisdom (v. 7). Prayerfully crawl through these verses and make application to your life.