SEEK AND FIND EVERYTHING
Order of Worship
Proverbs 2:1–22 (NLT):
The Benefits of Wisdom
1 My child, listen to what I say,
and treasure my commands.
2 Tune your ears to wisdom,
and concentrate on understanding.
3 Cry out for insight,
and ask for understanding.
4 Search for them as you would for silver;
seek them like hidden treasures.
5 Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord,
and you will gain knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord grants wisdom!
From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest.
He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.
8 He guards the paths of the just
and protects those who are faithful to him.
9 Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair,
and you will find the right way to go.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will fill you with joy.
11 Wise choices will watch over you.
Understanding will keep you safe.
12 Wisdom will save you from evil people,
from those whose words are twisted.
13 These men turn from the right way
to walk down dark paths.
14 They take pleasure in doing wrong,
and they enjoy the twisted ways of evil.
15 Their actions are crooked,
and their ways are wrong.
16 Wisdom will save you from the immoral woman,
from the seductive words of the promiscuous woman.
17 She has abandoned her husband
and ignores the covenant she made before God.
18 Entering her house leads to death;
it is the road to the grave.
19 The man who visits her is doomed.
He will never reach the paths of life.
20 So follow the steps of the good,
and stay on the paths of the righteous.
21 For only the godly will live in the land,
and those with integrity will remain in it.
22 But the wicked will be removed from the land,
and the treacherous will be uprooted.
Seek and Find Everything
- Incline: Give attention to
- Cry Out for Insight
- God Will Give
- Knowledge and Understanding
- Treasure of Common Sense
- Shield for Those Who Walk with Integrity
- Guards the Path of the Just
- Protects Those Who Are Faithful to Him
- What is Right, Just and Fair
- The Right Way: there is a wrong way
- Wisdom in Your Heart: the seat of desire and will
- Knowledge That Will Fill You With JOY
- Not, “Do I have to?” But “You means I GET TO!”
- Wise Choices Which Bring Freedom and Keep you Safe
- Safe from Evil People
- Those whose words are twisted: distorting ultimate reality (turning everything upside down and inside out)
- Safe from the Immoral Woman
- She will bring death, destruction and doom never to reach the path of life
- Paths of Righteousness: Great for you and for everyone you encounter.
- Live in the Land: pointing to the promise of God to the people of God and for us, it is JESUS - Life to the Full
- Are there times you still hear an authority figure from your past warning you about a certain action?
- Did authority figures in your life ever tell you to do something without letting you know “Why” and what the benefit was?
- Where does true Wisdom originate?
- How is “anyone who says perverse things” (Proverbs 2:12) a rival to the voice of Wisdom? What tactics does this person use?
- What is the first step to sexual sin according to Proverbs 2:16?
- What benefits can you expect from your pursuit of wisdom (see vv. 5–11)? How does wisdom help you at home, in the workplace, and in relationships?
Time of Response
Take a few minutes of silence. Allow your own thoughts to quiet and be still. Where does the Holy Spirit want you to decrease so that Christ could increase in your life? What part of your life, if reduced, would make more room for you to thrive spiritually?
QUESTIONS TO ASK WHILE READING SCRIPTURE
What does this reveal about God?
What does this reveal about you in relation to God?
What do you need to do about it?
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How Can I Be Intentional When Reading Scripture?
One Method To Use When Reading Scripture:
The S.O.A.P.S. Method
S.cripture: Write down the Bible passage you will be studying.
O.bservations: Examine the text and write down what you notice and see. Start with the obvious and move to the deeper.
A.pplication: Apply God’s Word to your life in a practical way. What is God saying about Himself, about you and about what He is calling you to?
P.rayer: Respond to God’s Word with your own words.
S.hare: Commit to share what God is showing you with someone else.
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