Questions for Reflection for Study of Proverbs 13-18

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing more thoughts from the study of the book of Proverbs. This collection of writings urges conduct that expresses a person’s relationship with God in everyday situations. The Word of God speaks to us from up high with wisdom and rains down on earth so we can collect this wisdom in the reservoir of our mind.

We should desire wisdom’s instruction more than silver and her knowledge more than gold. Nothing we desire can compare with her for she is more precious than rubies. Accumulate this treasure and receive the benefit provided.  The call of folly leads to things like drugs, alcohol, and despair but the call of wisdom brings God’s blessings.

Many may say that God’s Word is outdated and not useful in today’s world but it’s a lie. Insight is gained from reading the Bible and God’s plan for us is revealed. By accepting what Jesus did for us on the Cross, we receive the greatest gift of all and we can step out in faith.

In sports, some teams win and some loose but in life there is sure victory through Christ. If God is with us through all of it, then we end up victorious. Here’s a song to inspire us as we step ahead: Through All of It by Colton Dixon.

Each day with God, analyze your activities to discover the strengths you have. Your strengths is not in being like everyone else but in being who you are; a precious child of God. He is with you and His Spirit lives in you. Because of this fact, you have unlimited potential since God has unlimited potential.

The wise take the path of righteousness and are rewarded with a future of success. Along the path, they are lifted up out of the meadows of life and inspired by the majestic mountaintops along life’s journey. Over the long term, their path gets more majestic and leads into immortality.

The mission of this blog is to bring out ways to better apply God’s Word in our life at work, at home, and within our neighborhoods. The questions for reflection for the study of Proverbs 13-18 below will help bring out some thoughts and ideas over the next few weeks.

The reading plan below will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing!

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Questions for Reflection

Proverbs 13
What is the wise attitude toward parental instruction? What is the wise attitude toward God-given instruction? In what areas of your life do you want to be more disciplined? How can you develop wisdom?

Proverbs 14
What are the rewards for doing what is right? What are the consequences for not doing what is right? What is the writer’s attitude toward the poor within this passage?

Proverbs 15
What are the characteristics of the speech of a wise and a foolish person? What attributes of God are revealed here? What emotional stability do the righteous have in the face of changing circumstances?

Proverbs 16
What part do you have in your plans? What part does God have in your plans? What is the lesson in self-control in this passage? To what extent are you able to relate the proverbs to daily living?

Proverbs 17
What relationships are pointed out in this passage? What principles can be used for interaction in these relationships? Are there times you have had joy even during trying times?

Proverbs 18
What happens to the types of people in this chapter and why? In what specific ways is the name of the Lord your strong tower? What are the themes of this chapter?

 

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