Wisdom for Life, Part 2, June 10, 2012

Prov. 26:1-12
– Prerequisites for wise living
1. The Fear of the Lord (Prov. 1:7)
  – fear can mean terror, dread, or worship. Here it means respect or worship.
  – LORD is Yaweh – I AM
  – establish an authentic relationship with God
  – we become reverent worshipers of God by trusting in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, believing that his death ushers us into a relationship with God
  – Jesus’ name means “Yaweh is my salvation”
2. Passionately pursuing wisdom
  – start by asking for wisdom (James 1:5)
  – reading the Bible – especially Proverbs
  – it’s important to ask God in all decisions
  – buy a book and read it
  – be mentored by someone wise