The Fool and the Wise – The Righteous and the Wicked

Proverbs 10:1-14

July 20, 2020 • Jim Pool

1 Corinthians 1:30 says that In Christ comes wisdom and righteousness from God. Living the skilled life of Proverbs finds its source in our new life in and with Christ. Making decisions moment by moment reveals wether we are trusting God for His gift of Wisdom and Righteousness, or not. Examples of the contrast in these verses include: Wise – makes a father glad Fool – grief to his mother Righteous – will not hunger Wicked – hunger will be rejected Negligent – will be poor Diligent – will be made rich Gathers in summer – acts wisely Sleeps in harvest – acts shamefully Righteous – blessings Wicked – conceal violence Righteous – remembered well Wicked – not remembered well

You Fool

Proverbs 26:1-12 • August 10, 2020 • Les Sillars

Fool: stubborn fool; like “wise” in Scripture, ”fool” also carries a moral connotation. The fool rejects the wisdom of the Creator in favor of his own will and desires. Proverbs 26:1-12 presents situations and characteristics of "fools." The last verse in this section asks us a profound question, however: "Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him."

Further Sayings of the Wise

Proverbs 24:23-34 • August 3, 2020 • Bo Spires

The "Sayings of the Wise" teach us to not only hear God's Word but to live it out. Proverbs 24:23-34 instructs us how this can be applied to our life in areas such as work, controlling the tongue, and not showing partiality in our dealings with others.

Strength in the Day of Trouble

Proverbs 24:3-12 • July 27, 2020 • Mike Thomas

Proverbs 24 encourages us to be wise people, to think with the mind of Christ who dwells within us by His Holy Spirit. It encourages us to stay connected to other Christians who also are studying the Bible to know the mind of Christ. It encourages us to recognize that difficult times are meant by God for our good, that we trust only in our loving Father and not in others or things to meet our needs. Proverbs 24 encourages us to consider the needs of others who are heading in a direction of death both spiritually and physically. God is at work, even during these difficult times, to draw the unbelievers to faith and trust in Him. God is at work to perfect our faith, we who are His beloved children. God is love. Let us love one another.