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Proverbs: Wise Living

Proverbs states its theme right at the book’s beginning (1:1–7): its goal is to describe and instill “wisdom” in God’s people, a wisdom that is founded in the “fear of the Lord” and that works out covenant life in the practical details of everyday situations and relationships.Proverbs covers a wide array of topics from daily life: diligence and laziness (6:6–11); friendship (3:27–28; 18:24); speech (10:19–21); marriage (18:22; 19:14); child rearing (22:6); domestic peace (15:17; 17:1); work (11:1); getting along and good manners (23:1–2; 25:16–17; 26:17–19; 27:14); eternity (14:32; 23:17–18); and much more. In each of these areas it offers wisdom for realizing the life of the covenant in the details; it shows that “godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” (1 Tim. 4:8). It demonstrates clearly that: 1. God’s will is intensely practical, applying to every aspect of his people’s lives. A proper relation to God involves, first, trying hard to understand his truth, and then embracing and obeying what one understands. 2. A life lived by God’s will is a happy life (3:21–26). 3. A life lived by God’s will is a useful life (3:27–28; 12:18, 25). 4. A life lived by God’s will does not just happen; one must seek after it, study, pursue it, and discipline oneself. 5. Such a life is available to those who go after it (9:1–6).

August 9, 2015

Wise Community

Speaker: John Richert Series: Proverbs: Wise Living Topic: Sunday Message

August 2, 2015

Trusting in the Lord

Series: Proverbs: Wise Living Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Proverbs 3:5–3:6

July 19, 2015

Wisdom for Families

Speaker: John Richert Series: Proverbs: Wise Living Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Proverbs 5:18–5:19

July 12, 2015

Wisdom for Work

Speaker: John Richert Series: Proverbs: Wise Living Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Proverbs 6:1–6:11

July 5, 2015

The Cost of Spiritual Amnesia

Series: Proverbs: Wise Living Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Proverbs 3:1–3:2

June 21, 2015

The Beginning of Wisdom

Series: Proverbs: Wise Living Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Proverbs 1:1–1:7