PROVERBS: The Wise
Dr. Mark Scott helps us look at Proverbs and discover how to live wisely.
Use these questions to further explore the theme of the message:
Pray: How often do you pray for wisdom? The Book of James invites us to do so (James 1:5). In fact it says that God will give wisdom generously. Think of five areas where you need more wisdom (e.g. measuring your words at work, raising your children, etc.). Each work day this week ask God for wisdom in that designated area.
Speak: (or maybe we should label this today non-speech). Proverbs teaches that life and death are in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Wise people know when not to speak. Think of a situation from your past week when you spoke up and it didn’t help. How can that guide you for not speaking in similar circumstances in the future?
Grow: Wisdom is more than information and knowledge. The New Testament calls us to grow in love, light, and wisdom (Ephesians 5:1-21). Part of growing in wisdom is learning to use time well. We are to redeem it (literally, buy it up). How could you use your time more wisely this week?
Love: My dad used to say, “Be the best Christian you know.” He didn’t mean be the best Christian you know how to be. He meant to be like some mature Christian that you know. The person who walks with the wise becomes wise. Do you love spending time with wise people? Who would that person be?