Proverbial Wisdom (Week of August 7, 2022)
Getting to know you:
1. Who do you consider to be a wise person? Tell your group about one person that you know to be wise. What
makes that person so wise in your estimation? Give an example.
2. Read Proverbs 3:1-6 Looking back at the sermon from this week’s teaching, was there anything you heard for the
first time, caught your attention, was reminded of, or was a big take away for you?
3. Read Proverb 3:5-6 What does it mean to trust God? How do you balance trusting God with personal
responsibility? How have you seen people confuse trust, faith and personal responsibility and God's
4. We often equate knowledge with wisdom, meaning that more knowledge leads to more wisdom. We recognize
that knowledge is an important factor in our lives, however, how can a knowledgeable person still lack wisdom?
What other scriptures come to mind when discussing wisdom and its applications?
5. Proverbs 3:1-2 What does it mean to "not forget" God's teaching, and to keep His commandments? What
commandments should we keep?
6. Proverbs 3:3-4 If the blessings of verse 4 are a result of verse 3 then we must ask the following questions of
Have I written mercy and truth on my heart and what evidence shows it to be true?
How do you define success in the eyes of God verses the eyes of men?
7. Proverbs 5-6 What stands out to you in these verses? How do we lean on our own understanding? Does this
make us sinful? How do you plan on applying the truth found here in your everyday life?
Close in Prayer:
We thank God for each of you, constantly asking God the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ to give each of us spiritual wisdom and insight that we will continue to grow in the knowledge of God. Amen. Ephesians 1:16-17