TEXT: PROVERBS 3:13-35
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The one who finds wisdom is truly blessed and the life of true blessing is holistic. This passage walks us through the blessing of wisdom showing how it affects our inward desires, our upward relationship with God, and the outward way we interact with others. What would your life look like if you built it upon the solid foundation of God's precious wisdom?
HEAD: Questions aimed at our minds to help us understand God’s word.
Verse 13 tells us that the one who finds wisdom is blessed. What does it mean to be truly blessed according to scripture? In what ways does our culture have a skewed view of blessing?
A repeated theme in Proverbs is gaining or finding wisdom. How does someone find wisdom?
HEART: Questions aimed at our affections to help us love God.
Read 1 Kings 3:3-14. Solomon believed the truth of Proverbs 3:15- that wisdom is more precious than all riches. As you evaluate your own life can you say that knowing and following God is the most precious thing to you? Why/ why not?
A primary struggle of the Christian life is competing affections. There are many lessor “treasures” that call out to us. What are some competing “treasures” in your life that attempt to draw you away from knowing and following Christ?
HANDS: Questions aimed at our hands to help us live for God (Personally, Communally, and Missionally).
A follow up to the previous question- How can you fight against those competing and false “treasures” with the power of the gospel?
True wisdom is holistic, affecting the who person (Look in, Look Up, and Look Out). How is the pursuit of wisdom leading you to love your neighbor? Give practical examples.