Open Your Bible
Proverbs 3:11-12, Proverbs 12:1, Proverbs 15:5, Proverbs 15:10, Proverbs 15:12, Proverbs 15:31-32, Proverbs 19:27, Proverbs 27:5-6
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.
As followers of Jesus, we are called to be open to correction from God’s Word and from people in our lives who love us. Receiving correction requires the humility to openly admit that we do not know all there is to know. Consider how these proverbs dealing with correction are working to correct you even as you read them.
From whom do you welcome correction? Why?
Consider Proverbs 15:12. Describe what a mocker is and does. What motivates them to do so? In what ways are you a mocker?
How would you explain the meaning of Proverbs 27:6? What are some wounds good friends have given you in the spirit of this proverb? What do you think the phrase “kisses of an enemy” means?