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2 A Study in Wisdom from Men Who Knew...

3 Proverbs in Review Lesson 11 REVIEW Introduction Obtaining Wisdom Defining Wisdom Motivation for Wise Living Life and Death Speech Parents and Children Wives, Husbands and Harlots Idleness, Drunkenness and Gluttony Shortcoming of Wisdom Name the three types of revelation of wisdom. How is God the originator of all wisdom? Fear of God produces and results from wisdom. How? What benefits come from wise living? Define “life” and “death” in Proverbs and exemplify. List four characteristics of proper speech. State the test to measure maturity in children. What can the wife learn from the harlot? List three things these conditions have in common. Give four examples of wisdom in the animal world.

4 LESSON 1 Introduction

5 Three methods of Revelation from Jer. 18.17-18 and Ezek. 7.25-26 WhoSourceType (compiled truth) PriestsLaw of MosesINSPIRED revealed truth ProphetsVisionsMIRACULOUSLY revealed truth SagesObserving LifeNATURALLY revealed truth* * Thought Question: Are there sages today? Would they conflict with priests/prophets, complement them, give practical meaning to them? Define “Proverb” mashal—pithy maxim, usually of a metaphorical nature; hence a simile (as an adage, poem, discourse) translated “proverb”, “parable” and “byword” Who wrote them? (compilation and helps to outline of book) Solomon, for the most part (because, I Kings 4.29-34) Sages (22.17), begins another section, longer sentences, less parallelism Hezekiah’s scribes (25.1) either converted oral to written or wrote Agur (30.1) son of Jakeh (Solomon’s contemporary) spoken to Ithiel and Ucal King Lemuel (31.1) taught by his mother Where, then, did they come from? Lesson 1 Question IB

6 LESSON 2 Obtaining Wisdom

7 Ultimate Source of Wisdom (8.12-21, then 22-31 NIV) Gen. 1.31 “and it was very good” POINT: Wisdom exists in and throughout everything because it all started with God LESSON: (32-36) Listen, blessed, find life, gain favor versus destroying self to death! 22 BEFORE WHEN 27 26 _fields/dust_ _heavens_ 27 25 _mountains/hills_ _clouds/springs_ 28 24 _no ocean/no springs_ _sea/waters_______ 29a 23 ____from the beginning_ ____from before there was land_ _marked the foundations_ 29b 22 __made me as He began planning_ _master craftsman__________ 30a (result before/after) _delight, rejoice, rejoice, delight_ 30b-31 Lesson 2 Question 1F

8 LESSON 3 Defining Wisdom

9 Contrasting the Wise vs. the Fool Outlook/Perspective Lesson 3 Question ID.3 RegardingWiseFool God 9.10 desires knowledge Psalms 14.1 there is no God Law/Commandments 28.7, 9 listens to law 10.8 rejects direction Instruction/Reproof 19.20; 8.33; 15.31 listens 15.5 spurns such things Knowledge/Understanding 10.14 stores up 1.22; 18.2 mocks/scoffs Wise Men & Wisdom 13.20 walks with 1.7 despises Evil/Sin 14.16; 8.12-13 shuns/hates 13.19 detests rejecting it Self3.5, 7 humble/questions self 12.15; 28.26; 18.2 trusts in self

10 LESSON 4 Motivation for Wise Living

11 Rewards of Wise Living Lesson 4 Question IC ScriptureDiscussion re: Meaning/Significance 10.22; 22.4; 24.32-34WEALTH (wealth/honor/life) vs. lazy who find poverty 12.24; 17.2; 11.29bRULE (diligent rule over) vs. fool serves the wise 12.8; 29.2; 14.17PRAISED (people rejoice) vs. crafty men are hated 16.7; 16.28; 17.19-20PEACE (lack of strife) vs. gossip separates friends, brings trouble 11.11; 14.34; 16.12EXALTED (nation exalted, throne established) vs. diminishes people 3.1-2; 9.10-11; 10.27PROLONG LIFE/PROSPERITY (years added) vs. not live long 13.22; 20.7; 10.7INHERITANCE (child-blessed, pleasant memory) vs. will rot What reward(s) is conspicuously missing from this list?

12 LESSON 5 Life and Death

13 The Way of Life (its qualities) Lesson5 Question IIC WAYofLIFE 19.23 Content, untouched by trouble 10.27 Length of life vs. shortened 15.27 Lack of family trouble 10.28 Joy vs. disappointment 14.30 Healthy heart = peace vs. envy 10.29 Refuge (stronghold) vs. ruin 13.2 Good things vs. violence 10.30 Secure vs. insecure 13.4 Satisfied vs. craving 28.1 Boldness vs. paranoid

14 LESSON 6 Speech

15 Speech (Characteristics of Proper Speech) Lesson 6 Question IIIB Frankness and Honesty ONLY? Sometimes we hide behind the statements of honesty claiming no ill-intent while all the time saying what we really feel, hoping we can mitigate the damage by saying, “just kidding”! 18.13LISTEN, listen, listen—to simply listen is a great form of humility. 15.1Gentleness—the one who says “I can take it”, usually can’t. 15.23Fit Timing—fitting the circumstances, apt to the occasion, appropriate for the moment. 12.18Pleasant—words which are friendly, not harsh, easy to swallow. 15.4Healing—often times we are hurting with our speech even when we don’t think so. 11.11Blessing—true, honest complimentary speech to strengthen the spirit. 10.31Wisdom—words founded in God’s wisdom. Speech is either constructive or destructive, seldom neutral!

16 LESSON 7 Parents and Children

17 Lesson 7 Question IB 22.15Foolishness bound up in the heart of a childOut of control 4.20Attend (prick up) and include (bend toward) your ears Listening closely Not depart from eyes, keep in the heartApparent accepts 23.19Hear and direct your heartAction Matches 23.23Procure the truthActive search 13.1Wise son hearsApparent success 4.10-12Road won’t be blocked, you won’t stumbleObvious success

18 LESSON 8 Wives, Husbands & Harlots

19 Wives…Harlots (contrasted) Lesson 8 Question V GRATEFUL for her 31.10-31, 5.15-20 AVOIDING her 6.20-35, 7.1-27 Loving, pleasant, intoxicating (ISV) 5.19, 20 Sneaky trapper, flirtatious (ISV) 7.22-23, 6.25 Respected (CEV) companion 31.23 Thieves as companions 6.30 Trustworthy, generous, fears Lord 31.11, 30 Subtle, flattering, misleads 7.10, 21 Wise and kind 31.26 No conscience, no covenant 30.1-20, 2.16-17 Do-gooder 31.12 One-way street to death (CEV) 7.25-27, 6.25-29, 2.18-19

20 LESSON 9 Idleness, Drunkenness and Gluttony

21 Lesson 9 Question IA Pictured in the Proverbs Prov. 23.20-21 (“come to poverty”) 28.19pursuer of vain/worthless (persons or pursuits) 26.13-16(word: atsel is slothful, sluggard, indolent) v. 13excuse maker v. 14late sleeper v. 15fains neediness v. 16arrogant/prideful 19.24comfort more important than action 12.27doesn’t have anything or is too lazy to fix it 10.26messenger loitering on the way (no “sense of urgency”) Misuses time, resources and lacks self-control…

22 LESSON 10 Shortcomings of Wisdom

23 Shortcomings of Wisdom— Animal lessons from Chapter 30 Lesson 10 Question III Wisdom in Insignificant30.24-28 Ant—provides for self Badger—provides protected dwelling Locust—recognize power in numbers Spider—occupies high places Successful Walking30.29-31 Lion—courageous Greyhound—sense of urgency Rooster—leader King—well-liked

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