Some Things Solomon Learned
Proverbs 25:15, 28; 26:17
1. As we know, the book of Proverbs was written by Solomon, declared by the Lord Himself, to be the wisest man who ever lived.
a. Unfortunately, Solomon didn't learn how to follow his own advice-which, in reality, was the Lord's advice. The book of Proverbs is the Word of God.
1) That's why, even though Solomon made some mistakes, the Book is still right. God's Word is always true - it always works, if we do what it says.
QUOTE: D. L. Moody once said, ''It is easier for me to have faith in the Bible than to have faith in D.L. Moody, for Moody has fooled me lots of times, but the Bible has not.'' (1)
2. Tonight we are going discuss some things about the human spirit. These are some things Solomon learned over the years of his life about the human spirit-some things I want to share with you.
I. A SOFT SPIRIT (25:15)
1. When I think of soft, I think of our Lord. He was soft and meek, humble, kind generous, caring, loving... every virtue belonged to our Savior:
a. Would it surprise you to know that he expects us to be just like that: soft, meek, humble, kind, caring, and loving? All the virtues that belonged to Christ are to belong to us, as well. We are to be like Him.
SONG: In 1897, Thomas Chisholm wrote the song, ''O To be Like Thee.'' I want to read just a few verses from the song:
O to be like Thee! full of compassion,
Loving, forgiving, tender and kind,
Helping the helpless, cheering the fainting,
Seeking the wandering sinner to find.
O to be like Thee! lowly in spirit,
Holy and harmless, patient and brave;
Meekly enduring cruel reproaches,
Willing to suffer others to save.
O to be like Thee! O to be like Thee,
Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art;
Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness;
Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.
2. Notice a couple of things from our verse of Scripture:
A. First, the words, ''By long ...
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