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Wisdom's Prosperity

June 2, 2019 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: Proverbs: Knowing Wisdom

Passage: Proverbs 3:1–3:12

The General Principle of Wisdom’s Prosperity

1, 2 My son, do not forget my teaching,

but let your heart keep my commandments,

for length of days and years of life

and peace they will add to you.

 

Wisdom’s Prosperity Begins with a Transformed Heart

3, 4 Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you;

bind them around your neck;

write them on the tablet of your heart.

So you will find favor and good success

in the sight of God and man.

  • Deuteronomy 6:4-9
  • Proverbs 16:6

 

Wisdom’s Prosperity Found in Obedience

5, 6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

and do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge him,

and he will make straight your paths.

  • Proverbs 16:9

 

7, 8 Be not wise in your own eyes;

fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

It will be healing to your flesh

and refreshment to your bones.

  • Proverbs 12:15
  • Proverbs 22:4

 

9, 10 Honor the Lord with your wealth

and with the firstfruits of all your produce;

then your barns will be filled with plenty,

and your vats will be bursting with wine.

  • Deuteronomy 11:13-15
  • Deuteronomy 28:45, 51

 

 Wisdom’s Prosperity Found in Discipline

11, 12 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline

or be weary of his reproof,

for the Lord reproves him whom he loves,

as a father the son in whom he delights.

 

 

So What?

True prosperity comes from knowing Wisdom.

  • Galatians 1:6-8
  • Galatians 3:7-9, 13, 14

 

 Further Discussion

  • What problems arise when we define prosperity as “health” and “wealth”?
  • How should we balance the promises of physical prosperity with the ultimate promise of spiritual prosperity?
  • Do I feel like I have displeased or angered the Lord when he is taking me through times of discipline?

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