I’ve entitled the Sunday School lesson for June 28 from Proverbs 9:1-18 “Wisdom vs. Folly: ‘The End Game.'” It comes from Proverbs 9:1-18. This eighteen-verses poem brings the teaching of Proverbs 1-9 to a climx by comparing Lady Wisdom (verses 1-6) and Dame Folly (verses 13-18). Verses 7-12 underscore the importance of pursing Wisdom by describing its basis, benefits, and acquisition. The choice of Wisdom or Folly is “The End Game” because it is a matter of life or death. For a concise exposition of this passage, click below:
Nothing could make Wisdom more personal, beautiful, and attractive to both men and women than this personification of Wisdom as a noble woman in Proverbs 8. She calls us to walk with her “in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice” (Proverbs 8:20). The path of Wisdom leads to life, but the way of folly to death The path one chooses makes all the difference. Click below for an exposition of this passage.
The writer of Proverbs wants us to be overwhelmed with a sense of the inestimable value of divine Wisdom. This Wisdom is the great gift of God. It is worth making the passionate pursuit of Wisdom the focus of our lives. Through it we come to know God. Through it our character is formed and we learn to discern the right path amid life’s confusing situations. Click below if you would like to here an audio exposition of this Sunday’s passage, Proverbs 2:1-11. God bless.
We are bombarded by many contradictory voices every day. What should we believe? How should we live? We have never had greater need of the divine Wisdom found in the Book of Proverbs. Today’s Sunday School lesson introduce us to that Wisdom. That Wisdom begins by acknowledging God as God and by humbly recognizing our need of instruction from Him. If you would like to grow in Wisdom, listen to the recorded exposition of Proverbs 1:1-10, 22-23, 32-33 below: