This week we in the Proverbs. This is a great opportunity for us to take our reflections from the Bible study and apply Biblical truths to them, ensuring that we remain grounded in the Word of God as we analyze our intentions and responses to situations and people.
We are reading 6 chapters this week:
- Proverbs 8
- Proverbs 9
- Proverbs 10
- Proverbs 11
- Proverbs 12
- Proverbs 13
As you read, consider which versus stand out the most to you. Why do they?
Below is what Lysa describes as 5 minutes of wisdom, and it seemed appropriate to share this week as we are focusing on the Proverbs:
TEN TIMES WISE
- Briefly identify a situation for which you need wisdom to discern a Best Yes in the near future.
- Read through the ten verses from Proverbs listed below. Write down any verse that might relate to your issue. Now consider how the verse or verses might apply to your situation and write down any connections you recognize.
- Make the verse or verses you checked the focus of your prayer. Ask God to help you apply this wisdom as you seek to make a Best Yes choice.
- Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin (Proverbs 13: 3 NIV).
- He who walks with wise men will be wise. But the companion of fools will be destroyed (Proverbs 13: 20 NKJV).
- Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends (Proverbs 17: 9 NLT).
- He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless (Proverbs 2: 7 NIV).
- If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise (Proverbs 15: 31 NLT).
- Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly (Proverbs 14: 29 NIV).
- Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time (Proverbs 13: 11 NLT).
- The one who hates good counsel will reap failure and ruin, but the one who reveres God’s instruction will be rewarded (Proverbs 13: 13 The Voice).
- Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart (Proverbs 3: 3 NIV).
- A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger (Proverbs 15: 1 NIV).
TerKeurst, Lysa (2014-08-19). The Best Yes Study Guide: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands (p. 73). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.