Purpose of Proverbs (2 of 5) by Frank Damazio

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Purpose of Proverbs (2 of 5)
Series: Proverbs - Roadmap For Living
Frank Damazio

Introduction: The first seven verses of Proverbs that clearly lays out the purpose of Proverbs. The first verses inform the reader what to expect in the remainder of the book. Here we begin to feel the tone of the book and enter into its momentum. Open up your hearts. It is time for a wisdom upgrade!

I. PROVERBS ROADMAP

A. PROVERBS MAKES THE COMPLEX PLAIN

Proverbs makes plain the complex, a gem of truth that forgets the details and leaves you with the sum and substance of the whole matter.

B. PROVERBS MOVES US TO WHERE GOD WANTS US

Proverbs meets us where we are and begins to move us to where God wants us to be. Let us be moved!

C. PROVERBS IS FOR EVERYONE

The counsel and wisdom of Proverbs is profitable for all people, saved or unsaved. However the unsaved cannot claim salvation by doing its good deeds because salvation is by grace and a personal relationship with God through Christ.

D. PROVERBS SHOUTS OUT

1. Wise up!

2. Walk straight!

3. Get right directions!

4. Watch your step!

5. Listen!

6. Quit doing that!

7. Turn around!

II. THE FIVE-FOLD PURPOSE OF PROVERBS

Proverbs 1:2-6 To know wisdom and instruction, to perceive the words of understanding, to receive the instruction of wisdom, Justice, judgment, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion-a wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel, to understand a proverb and an enigma, the words of the wise and their riddles.

A. THE PURPOSE OF GAINING WISDOM THROUGH DISCIPLINES

Proverbs 1:2 To know wisdom and instruction…

Proverbs 1:2 Written down so we'll know how to live well and right (Message)

Proverbs 1:2 That people may know skillful and godly wisdom and instruction (Amplified)

1. Instruction: (Hb musar): discipline. This word focuses on the method by which wisdom is attai ...


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