Wisdom in Proverbs

In going through 1 Corinthians with the youth during Sunday School, one theme that keeps popping up is wisdom.  The book of Proverbs is a great book for simple sayings (I know there is a better word than sayings, ummm…..Oh yeah – proverbs!) containing wisdom that apply even to our lives today.  We have looked at several different verses in Proverbs over the past month.  Here are some of them:

27:5 – Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

11:13 -A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.

25:21-22 – If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.

13:3 – He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.

28:27 – He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.

And come on.  These are teenagers I’m teaching this too.  You have to study some hilarious ones!

11:22 – Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.

26:11 – As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.

If you are ever looking for a quick verse to think about for the day, Proverbs is a great place to look!




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