Post by Natalie on Jan 11, 2020 9:40:25 GMT -6
My pastor usually goes book by book verse by verse, but sometimes he will do short (4-5 weeks) on something else (like after we finished Exodus we took a look at the life of David). Last week he did the first 7 verses of Proverbs. We aren't going to go verse by verse through Proverbs but are going to look at some of the major themes.
I will be honest that I do not gravitate towards this part of God's Word...the poetry section. So, this year I am going to try and do better.
A couple of thoughts from my pastor's sermon and then I am going to post Pastor JD Faraq's sermon as he is currently going through Proverbs (they started back in Aug. I think Wed nights). First, Proverbs can answer the question "What does the life of a believer look like?" I had not considered this about Proverbs. Secondly, and probably obvious to most of us, is that Scripture is used to shape our lives. Proverbs 1-7 is not only the purpose of the book of Proverbs, but a purpose for all of Scripture (the ultimate purpose is of course to point us to our Savior) "to know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity: to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth - Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:1-7)
(You could start about 6 min in or even about 9 min if you are shorter on time. He kind of gives background to how they are working book by book, trying to decide how to teach Proverbs, and how they used Proverbs reading one chapter a day each month)