Wise Words in Our Hearts Bring Wise Answers to Our Lips
Jim Lucas   -  

The Big Idea of this study is the importance of the Lord’s wisdom.  It should be a lifelong goal to get wiser.

Have you ever looked back on your past mistakes and wished you had been wiser? It sometimes seems that the only way to get wisdom is through mistakes. How often have you said: “I’ll never do that again!” But scripture tells us that wisdom comes from the Lord. “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.” (James 1:5)

The book of Proverbs is full of wisdom. But we have to take it to heart. Our text this week says that when we apply wisdom to our hearts it is ready on our lips. The study and application of wisdom need to be a life-long pursuit. It will save us from a world of hurt.

Over the next several weeks we will be looking at this collection of thirty sayings from Proverbs 22 to 24.  I believe we will find that placing these principles in our hearts will help us when we encounter those times when we are faced with challenging circumstances – like Covid!

Questions for Discussion:

1.  Discuss examples of how technological change has prompted the need for greater wisdom. One big example of this would be the availability of pornography.

2.  Discuss the importance of having a storehouse of wisdom so that when we encounter difficult situations we will have a ready response.

3.  How much time or energy have you spent this past week contemplating wisdom?

4.  Discuss the three reasons the writer of Proverbs gives for gaining wisdom.

5.  Discuss the relationship between wisdom, trust, and effectiveness.

6.  How might you plan to increase your wisdom?