Study 5 of 13 on Proverbs
“The greatest act of violence did not draw blood. There were no dead bodies. No blade was raised. No gun was fired. The greatest, most brutal, act of violence was “You shall not surely die.” A lie that ripped humanity from the source of life. Ever since….that wickedness has resided and leapt off the lips of those who choose to sow discord and pain with their words and then mirror them with their actions… the churched are not exempt from this behaviour.” – Falvo Fowler
Scriptural Basis: Proverbs 10:1–14; 11–13; Matt. 19:19; John 3:16. Key Text: “Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked” (Prov. 10:6, NKJV).
1. According to the Book of Proverbs, how would you define a person as righteous? 2. Why do we sometimes put our own judgment above God’s rather than trusting that He knows what is best for us? 3. Proverbs 11:3 says, “The perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.” How do we understand this when we see so much apparent success in the lives of some sinners? 4. What do we learn from Proverbs 12 about human communication? 5. Aside from the promise of eternal life, what are some of the day-to-day advantages that you have experienced through living in Christ? 6. How do our decisions impact others for good or for evil?