Living Wisely: Explore the Bible Study

12:01 PM

Have you heard the term, “recipe for disaster”?  It is used in a variety of contexts. Many are saying that our current social unrest is a “recipe for disaster.” In reality, any situation, without the voice of sound, godly wisdom, can be a recipe for disaster. This is the focus of the Explore the Bible Study, Living Wisely.

The session will focus on Proverbs 14:8-15. The passages will be examined in a unique way because of the way Solomon arranged this section. It is arranged using an ancient Hebrew poetic formation called chiasmus (chi·as·mus/kīˈazməs or kee·az·muhs). The Bible study session will examine verses 8 and 15 together, 9 and 14 together, 10 and 13 together, and 11 and 12 together.

The passages will provide you an opportunity to examine our current issues through the lens of Solomon's wisdom as you discover what creates a recipe of disaster:
  1. Not acting sensibly is a recipe for disaster - Proverbs 14:8 and Proverbs 14:15.
  2. Unwillingness to correct a wrong or to forgive a wrong is a recipe for disaster - Proverbs 14:9 and Proverbs 14:14.  This passage is especially important as you contrast social justice with biblical justice.
  3. A bitter heart is a recipe for disaster - Proverbs 14:10 and Proverbs 14:13.
Proverbs 14:11-12 describes the disaster that awaits those who choose the foolish path previously described.

It is only when wise men and women step up and help everyone respond differently, that disaster can be avoided. This is why the passage for this session is so timely. Christians need to become wiser today than ever before. It’s not enough to profess Christ, but you must grow in His wisdom so that you can be a voice of reason, wisdom, and logic in a world that has been thrown into chaos.

The ideas give you a "script" for teaching online or sharing via email. This week's helps include a suggested humorous video you can send to your group in advance.

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Consider sharing this link with your group if you are unable to meet online, or share it with your church members who aren't connected to a group.

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