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Mar 09, 2008

Proverbs - Part 1

Proverbs – Pt 1
Selections of the Book of Proverbs
The Reason & Benefits of Wisdom

“Truly wise men are never above asking questions.” C. H. Spurgeon

“As a child of God, you need to be prudent. You cannot simply walk around this world as if nothing and no one can harm you. You remain extremely vulnerable. The same passions that make you love God may be used by the powers of evil.” Henri Nouwen

“God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede.” Oswald Chambers

Getting ________ Doesn’t Make Your _________; But it’s a ________

20 Benefits of Wisdom
1. Blessing – be blessed, sing and be glad
2. Immortality – through righteousness, a refuge in death, a future hope
3. Long Life – prolong your life, years added to your life, your days will be many, turn from the snares of death
4. Shielded by God – untouched by trouble, kept safe, protection, safety, able to stand firm – in a storm, forever and never uprooted
5. Peace – no fear in sleep, but sweet sleep; refuge; rest
6. Guided in Life – unhindered steps, paths are made straight, kept from stumbling
7. Gain Knowledge - discretion and understanding, understand justice
8. Prosperity – full treasuries, riches, wealth
9. Desires will be Granted – content
10. Find Love & Faithfulness
11. Good Name – win favor with God and with man, even enemies at peace with you, receive honor and the city will rejoice when you rejoice.
12. Bring joy to parents
13. Health – healthy to the body, nourishment to the bones.
14. Kept From Sinful Snares - deliverance from desire’s traps
15. Receive Grace (being humble)
16. God delights in you – your prayers please God, your thoughts please God
17. Victory from God – less obstacles like a smooth highway, though the righteous falls 7 times he will rise again.
18. Live in the (Promised) Land
19. Gain Power – great power, increased strength
20. Help to Rule (leadership)

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