Learning to Walk in Wisdom– message #1 in the series The Way of Wisdom
January 8, 2023
A Chapter a Day
- Sunday, January 8, Proverbs 8
- Monday, January 9, Proverbs 9
- Tuesday, January 10, Proverbs 10
- Wednesday, January 11, Proverbs 11
- Thursday, January 12, Proverbs 12
- Friday, January 13, Proverbs 13
- Saturday, January 14, Proverbs 14
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1 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
2 To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,
3 to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;
4 to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—
5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,
6 to understand a proverb and a saying,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction. (ESV)
What is the purpose of the book of Proverbs?
2 Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline,
to help them understand the insights of the wise.
3 Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives,
to help them do what is right, just, and fair. (Prov. 1:2-3, NLT)
Who will benefit from the “wisdom” found in Proverbs?
- Those who are , untaught, and inexperienced (v. 4)
- Those who are , well taught, and well down the road of wisdom (v. 5)
The first step on the way of wisdom is a relationship with .
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
(Proverbs 1:7, ESV)
Start with God—the first step in learning is bowing down to God;
only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
To “fear the Lord”…
The “fear of the Lord” . . .
The way of wisdom and the fear of the Lord is best taught by godly in God-honoring families.
8 Hear, my son, your father’s instruction,
and forsake not your mother’s teaching,
9 for they are a graceful garland for your head
and pendants for your neck. (Proverbs 1:8-9, ESV)
Dear Mom and Dad,
I know that to be wise means that I will honor you by listening to and obeying what you teach me. I’m sorry when I have been disrespectful and disobedient. I’m asking God and you to forgive me.
Please keep teaching me how to be wise and to honor the Lord. Please tell me with your words and show me with your example. Even when I struggle or fall short, please don’t give up on me.
God’s word says that you are the voice of wisdom in my life, . . . and today I am making a new commitment to the Lord and to you to listen and obey. I love you and I need you to help me be wise.
I know that God expects me and your Mom to lead our family to love Him, to learn His Word, to obey His commands, and to walk in His wisdom.
I’m sorry for the times that I have not provided the spiritual leadership that I should have. I’m asking God and you to forgive me.
Today I am making a new commitment to the Lord and to you to learn to lead our family in a way that pleases God and to make seeking Him our first priority. My desire is for my voice and my example to always reflect the wisdom of God and His Word.
Please pray for me and encourage me as I make this new commitment. I love you.
To walk in wisdom always means and following God’s Son, Jesus Christ.