05: The Blessings of the Righteous: Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Though questions for The Blessings of the Righteous January 27, 1015] 1. Introduction. A whole three months on the book of Proverbs? Plenty of advice awaits us on this journey. I apologize for being gone for so many months. First I ended up in the hospital and then rehab with a bad hip fracture, then my … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Truth of the Righteous
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Read Proverbs 12:1-28 and focus on the theme of words, especially in the context of telling truth or telling lies. What message do we find here about honesty and lying? Philosopher Sissela Bok has convincingly demonstrated how lying can be harmful for society. She writes: A society, then, whose members were unable to distinguish truthful … [Click to read more …]

05: The Blessing of the Righteous – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : God created humans with free choice so that we can love Him and one another. He shows the principles of cause and effect so that we can make choices that benefit us and others. [Lesson Plan for The Blessing of the Righteous January 26, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Proverbs 10:1-7. a. … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Hope of the Righteous
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The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them (Prov. 11:3). What evidence do we have of the truth of this verse? What examples have you seen or heard about in which this spiritual truth has been revealed? By contrast, what things have you seen that mean that, … [Click to read more …]

Are There Any Wise People Besides Us?
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Listen to my instruction and be wise. Don’t ignore it. Proverbs 8:33 NLT Is there a chance God tried to share His wisdom with us, but we rejected it because we didn’t like the vessels He used? Sure Isaiah 8:20 tells us if they speak not according to the law there is no light in … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Mouth of the Righteous
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The mouth (with its components, the lips and the tongue) is the most important organ in the book of Proverbs. In the New King James Version of the book, the word mouth is used 50 times,lips occurs 41 times, and tongue 19. The use of this organ in speech is a particularly important theme in … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Blessings of the Righteous
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Read for This Week’s Study: Proverbs 10:1–14, Matt. 19:19, Proverbs 11:1-12:28, John 3:16, Proverbs 13:1-35. Memory Text: Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked (Proverbs 10:6, NKJV). As the title suggests, this lesson looks at the blessings of the righteous. The Hebrew wordzaddiq, for righteous, is … [Click to read more …]