Application Questions for Proverbs 1 and 2

He holds success in store for the upright,

Proverbs 1

  • What purpose of Proverbs do you feel you could benefit from the most at this point in your life (understanding the Word, guidance for a situation, growing closer to God)?
  • Can you think of a situation in which you resisted God’s instruction? What made you hesitate to accept His guidance?
  • Why do we need to have a humble heart in order to accept God’s teaching? Are there any areas in your life in which you could be humbled?
  • What wisdom did your parents give you that has benefited you throughout life?
  • Think of a time when you were tempted to sin. What made that sin appealing? If you resisted, what gave you the strength to say no?
  • How is God’s grace seen through the example of Wisdom in Proverbs 1:20-33?

Proverbs 2

  • How would it look to pursue God’s wisdom in daily life?
  • In your experience, have you seen how your faith in God has protected you from difficult circumstances or provided you peace?
  • Which benefit of turning to God have you seen most clearly in your life?
    • wisdom (verse 6)
    • fear of God (verse 5)
    • knowledge of how to live righteously (verse 9)
    • pleasure in wisdom (verse 10)
    • a blessed life (verse 21)

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