A Father’s Plea: Chase and Embrace Lady Wisdom (Proverbs 1:1-10; 2:2-6, 16-19; 4:1-9)

Dec 13, 2015

Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-10; 2:2-6, 16-19; 4:1-9

Preacher: Rev. David Inks

Sermon Outline
Introduction
I. A Father’s Instruction to His Son – Hear Her
1 She Calls – Hear Her
2-9 School House Built – Choose Her
10-30 Enter Her School to Mature – Chase Her
31 Married to Lady Wisdom – Embrace Her
II. Choose Her
III. Chase Her
IV. Embrace Her
V. Christ & Proverbs
Conclusion

Proverbs 1:1-10 (ESV)
1 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: 2 To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, 3 to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; 4 to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— 5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, 6 to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. 8 Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, 9 for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck. 10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.

Proverbs 2:2-6 (ESV)
2 making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; 3 yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, 4 if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

Proverbs 2:16-19 (ESV)
16 So you will be delivered from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words, 17 who forsakes the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God; 18 for her house sinks down to death, and her paths to the departed; 19 none who go to her come back, nor do they regain the paths of life.

Proverbs 4:1-9 (ESV)
1 Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, 2 for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. 3 When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, 4 he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. 5 Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. 6 Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you. 7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight. 8 Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. 9 She will place on your head a graceful garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”

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