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1Summary Outline of Proverbs Chapters 1-9:What Wisdom IsChapters 10-31:Practice of Wisdom
2Definition of a Proverb A short sentence expressing a general principle.
3Purpose of Proverbs To Teach Skillful Living (Morals) To Teach Skillful Decision Making (Mental)Wisdom and its synonyms occur 101 times in the book of Proverbs.The word “wisdom,” hm'k.x' (hokmah) occurs about 150 times in the Bible, more than half of them in Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes.
4Benefits of Studying Proverbs Personal GrowthHelmsmenship
5The Two Types of Wisdom 1 Corinthians 2:4-8 DivineHuman4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power. 6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9Humanism vs. God’s WordA basic premise of humanism is that people are rational beings who possess within themselves the capacity for truth and goodness.“… and you will be like God …” Gen. 3:5Rom. 7:18 I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.Isa. 53:6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.2 Cor. 4:4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.1 Cor. 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight1 Cor. 1:20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
10According to Humanism … Man is the measure of all things, at the center of everything, and solves his own problems.The solution to all of man’s problems is education. Man needs no god to helm him; he is his own god.
11According to Humanism … The key to successful living is getting more, “doing your own thing.” One can measure success by outward, material things.American Dream by Casting Crowns.
12According to the Bible … God is the proper central focus of life. Life can have no real meaning apart from Him (Col. 1:16-18).The solution to all of man’s problems are found somewhere between Gen. 1:1 and Rev. 22:21 (Ps. 19:7-11)HOMEPERSONAL LIFE SCHOOLCHURCH COMMUNITYWORKGOD
13According to the Bible … The key to successful living is in meditation upon, submitting to, and doing God's will as revealed in His Word (Josh. 1:8).HOMEPERSONAL LIFE SCHOOLCHURCH COMMUNITYWORKGOD
14WISDOM IS Based on the fear of the Lord (Job 28:28; Pr. 1:7) Knowledge of God (Pr. 9:10)Power of God (Ps. 33:8)Holiness of the Lord (Rev. 15:4)Love of the Lord (1 Sam. 12:22-24)The child of God has only one dread – to offend the Lord and only one desire – to please Him.
15Wisdom is … The Fear of the Lord The Fear of the Lord is based on knowledge of GodPr. 9:10Which attributes of God produce a FOG in you?The Fear of the Lord is based on the Power of GodPs. 33:8Jonah 1:11-16The Fear of the Lord is based on the Holiness of the LordRev. 15:4Isa. 6
16Wisdom is … The Fear of the Lord The Fear of the Lord is base on the Love of the Lord1 Sam. 12:22-24Ps. 34
17The Fear of the Lord (FOG) The Law of Awe (This leads to submission & worship)It’s ImportanceIsaiah 11:2-3 (Christ feared the Lord)Jeremiah 2:19 (It’s a sin not to fear the Lord)Ecclesiastes 12:13 (The whole duty of man is the FOG)2 Samuel 23:3 (It is essential for true Christian Leadership)Psalm 147:11 (It is a distinguishing characteristics of those who please Him)How we get itBy observing the hand of the Lord in the Word of God and in personal experience.