This guide is a tool to help you give your attention to God throughout your week as you gather.
June 26: Prov 1:20-23. Eyes to see
July 3: Prov 15:1-2,4. Harsh Words, Hard Hearts
July 10: Prov 11:24-26. Generosity begets prosperity
July 17: Prov 15:31-33. Discipline Equals Freedom
July 24: Prov 16:18-19. Humble Wealth
July 31: Prov 14:31. The Overflowing Kindness of Our Maker
Spend some time in Scripture. Meditate on the words and think deeply about what God is saying to you. See the verses above for your suggested readings.
Wisdom isn't quite like intelligence, although there is definitely overlap. Wisdom, for the Christian, is letting go of what we thought was true and drawing ourselves ever nearer to God's Holy Spirit. Wisdom is both for extraordinary circumstances, in which we must rely on the wisdom of God's Spirit to retrieve us from folly or danger, but it is also for the everyday. When we are parenting, when we are working or attending school, we can tap into our God-given wisdom and pray for our wisdom to increase! And the best thing about this... we're never done. Whether or not we have a few degrees hanging on our wall, or none at all, we are on a life-long journey of becoming wiser as we step out in faith and follow God's will for our lives.
During this sermon series, we will be examing the wisdom in the book of Proverbs. Here's the thing, every culture has proverbs, short sayings which encapsulate truth about life. Christians however find wisdom in their proverbs about not just life, but the source of life, God. They are meant to challenge us in our own ways of thinking and encourage us to dig deeper beyond the surface of what's there. As you go through the readings and the proverbs in this series, think about the ways in which you are being formed in wisdom.
Allow the Spirit to move through you in all areas of your life.
Surrender the hard stuff, the good stuff and the ordinary stuff of everyday life.
Walk in the knowledge that you are holy people of God who are called to become wise and generous in God's Spirit.
Even when you don't feel like it.