Wednesday: The Benefit of Wisdom
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Read Proverbs 2:1–5. What are the conditions for understanding the fear of the LORD? What choices do we have to make in this matter? Three times the discourse is introduced with the conjunction if, marking three stages in the progression of education. The first if introduces the passive stage of listening; that is, simply being … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Call of Wisdom
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Read Proverbs 1:20-21. How is wisdom presented here? What is being told to us? While the sinners lie in wait and lurk secretly (Prov. 1:11, Prov 1:18, NKJV), wisdom calls aloud outside (Prov. 1:20, NKJV), cries out in the chief concourses (Prov. 1:21, NKJV), and speaks her words (Prov. 1:21, NKJV). Wisdom is here personified, … [Click to read more …]

Monday: True Education
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Read Proverbs 1:8–19. What two contrasting ways of education are presented in these verses? What’s the basic message here, not just for parents, but for everyone who fears the Lord? Education is, first of all, a family matter, and true education comes, first and foremost, from the parents. In these verses, this education is called … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Beginning of Wisdom
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In Proverbs 1:1–6 the title the proverbs of Solomon the son of David (Prov. 1:1) establishes a link between this proverb and 1 Kings 3:5–14. In Kings (as in the book of Proverbs), Solomon is presented as a son seeking wisdom from God. In addition to both referring to Solomon as the son of David, the … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Call of Wisdom
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Read for This Week’s Study: Proverbs 1–3, Gen. 1:1, Exod. 19:16, Exod. 20:20, Prov. 11:30, Prov. 13:12, Prov. 15:4. Memory Text: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction (Proverbs 1:7, NKJV). From Eden onward, the root of human tragedy lies in wrong choices. Man lost all because … [Click to read more …]

Introduction to Proverbs: Words of the Wise
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by Jacques Doukhan While many books of the Bible are filled with deep spiritual and theological truths, the book of Proverbs is filled with practical and down-to-earth advice for daily living. Brief, well-balanced, poetic, salty, and often humorous, the proverbs are universal, are easy to memorize, and make their points well, sometimes even more efficiently than … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Under Arrest! Part 2
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Giovanni Zaldivar At the detention center we were searched, and police took our remaining invitations. Then the police officer took our names and addresses, and the names of the schools we attended. He hinted that our arrest would be reported to our school and could our chances to attend college one day. Meanwhile the woman … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: The Everlasting Gospel
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Further Study: Read Ellen G. White, The Loud Cry, p. 198-202, in Last Day Events. We need to come up to a higher standard, to go forward and claim our exalted privileges. We should walk humbly with God, make no proud boasts of perfection of character, but in simple faith claim every promise in the … [Click to read more …]