THE VOICE OF WISDOM (Proverbs 3:1-12)

Mark Bernthal, November 13, 2016
Part of the Post-Pentecost series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Sermon Text: Proverbs 3:1-12
THE VOICE OF WISDOM
Last Sunday we heard about real hearing ears. We heard how Samuel listened intently to God speaking to him and how he then faithfully told what God had said. This morning we are looking into God’s Word for true wisdom—wisdom which we also need to listen to carefully and apply to our lives.
Our text comes from the book of Proverbs. The Hebrew word for “Proverb” literally means—“to compare.” That word describes the style of this book. The good is contrasted or compared with the bad in shorter or longer phrases. We call these phrases PROVERBS: that is—a sentence which briefly expresses some practical truth; in other words a WISE SAYING!
But why look to the Bible for wise sayings? Isn’t the world full of wise sayings? Didn’t Confucius proclaim hundreds if not thousands of wise sayings, so that today it is still common to hear people say: “Confucius says…”?

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