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The Case for Wisdom

Series: Wisdom in Proverbs

Summary

Main Text: Proverbs 1:1-9; 2:1-22

Main Idea: Seek out God and His wisdom and enjoy the many benefits of having it.

1. Go after wisdom with enthusiasm.

A. “Receive my words” – listen to wise teaching.
B. “Call out for insight” – Need wisdom? Ask for it! -James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
C. “Seek it like silver” – go after it and ask for it like it will be life-changing, because it will be!
D. “Understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God” – God is all-knowing and has all of the wisdom we could ever want or desire…
 

2. Make sure you get wisdom from the right source.

A. Don’t buy the lie that you can become wise by an alternative means. 1 Corinthians 3:18-20 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.
B. Solomon reminds us, that it is the Lord that gives wisdom. 
C. Not only will He give us wisdom, but He will watch over His children. (SLIDE)
Psalm 121
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

3. What are the benefits of having Godly wisdom?

A. You will have a better understanding of: righteousness, justice, and equity. 
B. It will help you avoid evil.
C. It will help you live a life that is pleasing to God.

 Pastor’s Challenge:
1.) Seek God and His wisdom by spending time in the Word and in prayer.
2.) Avoid the wisdom of this world.
3.) Surround yourself with people who “get it”.
4.) Ask God to give you wisdom that will be beneficial to His kingdom (much like Solomon did).  

Speaker: Dan Krause

January 14, 2024

Proverbs 1:1-2:22

Dan Krause

Lead Pastor

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