The book of Proverbs is a guide for pursuing godly wisdom in our daily lives. In this four-week study, we will read a selection of topical proverbs covering different aspects of wisdom, from how to interact with our friends, families, and neighbors, to fearing God and keeping His commands. No matter the subject, these proverbs urge us to wrestle with and reflect on our own response to them. To help you better engage with the proverbs in this reading plan, we have provided you with a short introduction and reflection questions for each day.
One of the overarching themes of the Bible is the astonishing love of God toward rebellious and sinful people. This aspect of God’s nature plays out in every setting and circumstance, including in our broken world. To truly know God—and, therefore, to truly walk in wisdom—we must not only know what God loves, but also what He hates.
Why do you think there are proverbs that talk about what God hates? Why is this important for us to know?
God hates sin but loves the people He has created. When you are sinned against or are a witness to sin, is hatred something that rises up in you? Why do you think that?
Read Proverbs 28:9. What does the first half of this verse have to do with the second?