Characters in Proverbs: The Simple

January 31, 2021 Speaker: Keith Kneeshaw Series: Proverbs

Passage: Proverbs 9:1–9:6, Proverbs 9:13–9:18

Last week, we looked at "the fool" from the book of Proverbs.  This week we will study "the simple".  Rather than being stubborn like the fool, this person "lacks sense" and doesn't deeply consider his or her decisions in life.  What do they need?  Prudence (Proverbs 8:5; 14:15).  Proverbs 9:1-6 and 9:13-18 depict the various "voices" that pull at them, and they need a healthy dose of discernment and shrewdness in order to live in this world according to God's wisdom. 

Notes:

1. Troubling Tendencies of the Naïve
    a. Easily Led
    b. Keep Their Options Open
    c. Refuse to Commit
    d. Lazy in Their Thinking
    e. Frustrating in Relationships
2. Hope for the Naïve
    a. Teachability
    b. Learn Prudence
    c. The Invitation of Jesus

 

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