Feast With Wisdom

(Pro. 9:1-6, 8-10, 13-18; 6/28/20; Dr. Baines, Jr.)

Introduction: A key idea in today’s Sunday School material is that wisdom’s call leads to blessing, while folly’s call leads to death. Prayerfully, we will be challenged to hear and obey the call of wisdom.

Body: 

Read Proverbs 9:1-6

I. Wisdom’s Home

Applications –

- Wisdom’s call. Notice in vss. 1-4 that wisdom calls for the simple to come to her. .....Let’s work on responding to wisdom’s call with both receptiveness and obedience.

- Blessings for wise living. Notice in vss. 5-6 that there are blessings (e.g., eating, drinking, and life) associated with hearing and obeying wisdom. .....Let’s live like we believe that there are many blessings associated with living wisely.

Read Proverbs 9:8-10

II. Becoming Wise. 

Applications –

- Rebuke. Notice in vss. 8-9 the difference between rebuking a mocker and a wise person. ......Let’s be careful who we rebuke, and let’s respond to rebuke wisely. 

- Spiritual and wise. Notice in vs. 10 that spirituality and wisdom go together...... Let’s work on being spiritual and wise.

Read Proverbs 9:13-18

III. Folly’s Home

Applications –

-Folly’s death-style. Notice in vss. 13-18 that folly is pictured as an unruly simple woman who also calls for the simple to come to her. However, her ways end in death. ..... Let’s work on the discernment and discipline needed to live wisely, instead of in folly.

Conclusion: Let’s work on hearing and obeying the call of wisdom. God has much for those who obey His will. 

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