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Series: God's Wisdom for Life's Decisions
Today we are continuing our series of lessons "God's Wisdom For Life's Decisions." We could do a hundred lessons in the Book of Proverbs and not even begin to scratch the surface of Proverbs. So hopefully we have done some representative lessons of Proverbs at least to give you a flavor of what Proverbs is like. And it is truly a book of wisdom. It is a book of warnings, it is a book of instructions, and it is a book written by Solomon, the great King and poet of Israel, the wisest man in the Old Testament. The man who asked God for wisdom when he took the throne. God said, I will grant you one request; I will give you whatever your heart desires. And Solomon asked Lord; my one desire is that you would grant me wisdom to be the ruler of the kingdom of Israel. So God gave him wisdom and when he had wisdom, when he had God's perspective with that, Solomon was able to gain everything else. And he became the wealthiest man of his day. He became the most successful king of all of Israel. His was the time of peace in Israel, peace and prosperity. So none was a greater king than Solomon. Now Solomon in this verse writes a verse of stern warning.
Proverbs 29:1 "A man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed-without remedy."
The New American Standard says, "a man who hardens his neck after much reproof will suddenly be broken beyond remedy."
I. A STEADFAST REBUKE
Now, I want us to look at this lesson under about four headings. The first thing if we break this verse down is that we see a steadfast rebuke. And this is a rebuke that comes to us from God. We know the Bible teaches that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. And very soon in our life, when we grow to the age where we understand that we have a conscience and we have moral accountability to God and we realize as young ...
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