Sermons on Proverbs
In Proverbs 3:27-35 Solomon gives general instructions for wisdom. Those who attain to true wisdom are also those who live godly lives. They are secure in walking on their paths through this life knowing God is with them. Ultimately, it is the wise who are righteous and who please God and are therefore blessed, whereas the foolish walk in wickedness and are cursed.
In Proverbs 3:21-26 Solomon shows the benefit of attaining wisdom: finding peace. Anxiety is rampant today. This is ultimately not a medical condition but a spiritual one. Peace is found by those who obtain wisdom. They are able to sleep soundly.
In Proverbs 3:19-20 Solomon shows that the world was created by Wisdom, the Father creating all things through the Son, Wisdom. Wisdom thus has a benefit to man (3:13-18) and to God (3:19-20). The marks of God’s wise creation are everywhere. Atheists cannot account for it. Only those who fear God understand it.
Many people pursue wealth and honor in their lives but few pursue wisdom. In Proverbs 3:13-18 Solomon shows that there is nothing greater than wisdom for by wisdom God has made all things. All of the treasures in the world cannot compare with her and those who find her find life.
Sometimes it appears that Christians are not blessed in this life. Is it worth it to be faithful to God? Solomon shows in Proverbs 3:1-12 that being faithful to God carries the promise of great blessing.
In Proverbs 2:16-22, Solomon explains the second of two benefits of obtaining wisdom and gaining the knowledge of God: it will deliver you from faithless women who entice men to sin. Sexual sins pose a particular danger and many are ensnared by them. How can you stand against these? Solomon says that wisdom will deliver you from the faithless woman.
In Proverbs 2:12-15, 20-22, Solomon explains the first of two benefits of obtaining wisdom and gaining the knowledge of God: it will deliver you from perverse men who love wickedness. Sinful men often boast about their sins and seek to draw others into their wickedness. Ultimately, this path leads to death, but wisdom delivers those who obtain her from these that they might find life.
In Proverbs 2:1-11, Solomon speaks about the need for his son to heed the call of Wisdom, that the call of Christ. Obtaining wisdom is first and foremost dependent on the fear of the Lord, but where does the fear of the Lord come from? Solomon gives the answer here: heeding the call of the Son of God. Those who heed Wisdom’s call will know God, fear Him, and understand justice and righteousness.
In Proverbs 1:20-33, Solomon describes the call of the enigmatic figure, Wisdom. Who is this Wisdom who appears again in chapters 8 and 9? In this text we learn that Wisdom will pour out the Spirit and make the one who heeds her know the Word. These are the actions of God, making Wisdom equal to God and, as is clear from the passage in chapter 8, the Son of God. Solomon makes it clear that attaining to Wisdom means…
In Proverbs 1:8-19 Solomon begins his instructions to his son. In this world there are many temptations that we face and our children face. How are we to resist temptations? How are you to instruct your children so that they are able to resist them? Solomon here gives a warning to his son explaining the kinds of things he will face, explaining what a gang might say, how they will try to entice him, and why they should not be…
In Proverbs 1:8-19 Solomon begins his instructions to his son. Throughout the book of Proverbs there is an emphasis on instruction within the family, particularly parents to children. As was the case in Solomon’s day, there is a great temptation to listen to a peer group rather than to parents. Godliness in the home entails careful instruction of children concerning temptations to sin and obedient children who heed their parents’ advice rather than their friends’.
Pastor Grasso begins a series on Proverbs where he explains the significance of wisdom. Wisdom is related to knowledge but goes beyond it. It is related to righteous living. It is related to leadership in the family, church, and society. It is related to foresight in building. Wisdom is more valuable than gold, but how does one find it? The answer: the fear of the Lord.