Wisdom for Life, Part 1, June 3, 2012

Prov. 1:7, Prov. 4:7 NKJV, NLT, NIV, Prov. 16:16, Prov. 23:23 ESV, Prov. 16:1-12
– God wants us to be wise
– wisdom is different from knowledge
Prov. 3:19-20 – wise living is living with the grain of wisdom in the work rather than against it.
– because God laid the earth’s foundation using wisdom, the world around us bears wisdom’s imprint. So by looking at creation we can see and understand God’s wisdom.
– Working definitions of wisdom:
  – Knowledge is knowing the facts, wisdom is the art and skill of understanding of when, where and how to apply what you know.
  – Wise living is discerning the structure and order that God built into the world, and then living our lives in harmony with that order and structure.
– What are “Proverbs”?
  – one of three books in the Bible that belong to the category of wisdom literature.
  – Proverbs are short, memorable sayings whose meanings are relevant to many different situations.
– Proverbs are always true, there are a few times when they aren’t true. (Prov. 15:1, 10:27)