Each week during our Proverbs series we will be posting follow up resources to help you reflect on and apply the scripture preached through on Sunday.
SERMON SUMMARY - This week we began our study of Proverbs by looking at the importance of pursuing wisdom. We learned that wisdom teaches us how the world works and how God would have us navigate the everyday choices we face. Walking in this wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord. This means that wisdom for everyday living starts with recogning that God is God and we are not. If we want to make sense of the world and live in a way that leads to life, we start from a place of humility that says we need guidance. Thankfully, Jesus has come to forgive our foolishness and show us the wisdom of God.
Here is a link to the sermon if you missed it - LINK
SCRIPTURE TO MEDITATE ON THIS WEEK - Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. - Proverbs 3:5–8 (ESV)
MC/DNA DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
- Why is it important to recognize our need for wisdom? How have you recycled our first parents folly in managing good and evil?
- What are ways we might seek wisdom apart from the fear of the Lord? Why can’t we bypass this in our journey towards wise living?
- Spend some time meditating on Proverbs 3:5-8. What strikes you in those verses? How might God be inviting you to trust His wisdom?
- A humble heart that is open and attentive to God is the posture that leads to wisdom. What are the sources we need in our life that will help us hear the voice of God’s love? (Checkout the further reading resource for some helpful reading/graphics on this)