"Committed to Wise Living" (Proverbs 1:1-7) Pastor David Doster - June 25 2017

"Committed to Wise Living" Proverbs 1:1-7

I. Finding Wisdom in an age of Adolescence

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”

“Well done is better than well said.”

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

“Honesty is the best policy.”

“God helps those who help themselves.” Benjamin Franklin

II. Treasury of wisdom

     A. Key feature


•One of five poetical books

•Often asks “How” and “Why”

•Uniquely tied to the truth of Scripture

•Solomon serves as author and editor

•Offers insights into an array of subjects

     B. Essence

Proverbs is not at all the same as the Law or the Prophets. The Law and the Prophets lay their stress on the covenant people as a whole, called to show the world what restored humanity can be; Proverbs focuses on what such restoration should look like in day-to-day behavior and in personal character… In the covenantal framework of Proverbs, it denotes “Skill in the art of godly living.”            Garrett & Harris

III. Begin to unlock it                                                                                        (Proverbs 1:1-7)

“…the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb."                                                                                                                                Psalm 19:9-10

     A. Title

     B. Purpose and benefits

     C. Starting benefits

IV. Committed to the core                                                                                (Application)