Wisdom sometimes seems like a lofty goal. How do you become wise? What does it even look like? Will I ever get there? This summer we will be diving into the book of Proverbs, a wisdom book from King Solomon. Every week will be packed full of wisdom and ways to grow. Join us for our Summer of Wisdom!
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Three things that we find in Proverbs that will drain our energy:
1. Fear and worry.
Proverbs 12:25 NLT
25 Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.
2. Lack of direction.
Proverbs 29:18a (KJV)
Where there is no vision, the people perish...
3. Lack of hope for the future.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick;
Proverbs 10:29 NKJV
29 The way of the Lord is strength for the upright, But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.
Story of Mary and Martha
Luke 10:38-40 NIV
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
Proverbs 11:25 NIV
25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Luke 10:41-42 NIV
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Psalm 142:3 (TLB)
For I am overwhelmed and desperate, and you alone know which way I ought to turn to miss the traps my enemies have set for me.
When you begin to spend time with God three things are going to happen:
1. It is going to build your faith up.
2. It is going to give you wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 10:10 NKJV
10 If the ax is dull, And one does not sharpen the edge, Then he must use more strength; But wisdom brings success.
James 1:5 NIV
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
3. It is going to give you Peace.
Proverbs 20:24 NIV
24 A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?
Psalm 62:1 NIV
1 Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.