Wisdom for Men and Women– message #5 in the series The Way of Wisdom
February 5, 2023
A Chapter a Day
- Sunday, February 5, James 5
- Monday, February 6, 1 Timothy 1
- Tuesday, February 7, 1 Timothy 2
- Wednesday, February 8, 1 Timothy 3
- Thursday, February 9, 1 Timothy 4
- Friday, February 10, 1 Timothy 5
- Saturday, February 11, 1 Timothy 6
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Wisdom for Men: Proverbs 5
(1) A wise man upholds God’s for sexuality.
1 My son, be attentive to my wisdom;
incline your ear to my understanding,
2 that you may keep discretion,
and your lips may guard knowledge.
3 For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey,
and her speech is smoother than oil,
4 but in the end she is bitter as wormwood,
sharp as a two-edged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death;
her steps follow the path to Sheol;
6 she does not ponder the path of life;
her ways wander, and she does not know it.
(2) A wise man is not by the allure of sexual sin.
8 Keep your way far from her,
and do not go near the door of her house…
(3) A wise man avoids moving adultery.
15 Drink water from your own cistern,
flowing water from your own well.
16 Should your springs be scattered abroad,
streams of water in the streets?
17 Let them be for yourself alone,
and not for strangers with you.
18 Let your fountain be blessed,
and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
19 a lovely deer, a graceful doe.
Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight;
be intoxicated always in her love.
20 Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman
(4) A wise man his marriage by intimacy with his wife. (cf, 1 Corinthians 7:2-5)
21 For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord,
and he ponders all his paths.
22 The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him,
and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.
23 He dies for lack of discipline,
and because of his great folly he is led astray.
(5) A wise man is .
- Resource for parents:
God’s Design for Sex by Stan Jones and Brenna Jones.
Wisdom for Women: Proverbs 31
(1) A wise woman pours herself out for the benefit of .
10 An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands.
14 She is like the ships of the merchant;
she brings her food from afar.
15 She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
17 She dresses herself with strength
and makes her arms strong.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.
(2) A wise woman hard to provide for others.
20 She opens her hand to the poor
and reaches out her hands to the needy.
(3) A wise woman is caring and .
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes bed coverings for herself;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates
when he sits among the elders of the land.
(4) A wise woman helps her husband .
27 She looks well to the ways of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29“Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.
(5) A wise woman prioritizes over appearance.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
(Proverbs 1:7, ESV)