Friday: Further Study
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Signs Showing Directions to Many Paths

Further Study: Parents should be models of truthfulness, for this is the daily lesson to be impressed upon the heart of the child. Undeviating principle should govern parents in all the affairs of life, especially in the education and training of their children. . . . Parents, never prevaricate; never tell an untruth in precept … [Click to read more …]

08: Words of Wisdom – Hit the Mark
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Shepherd David

“Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man?” Proverbs 20:6 The answer? God can. Even the wisest among us can misjudge the character and potential of an individual. Although we are all equally loved with a love that spared nothing to redeem us, we each have our own … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Compassion for the Poor
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The Good Samaritan

A person’s character is measured less by wisdom or even religious commitments than by readiness to help the poor and the needy. It is not what you have that measures your character. Who you are to your neighbor is the measure of character. The Samaritan who saves his neighbor is closer to the kingdom of … [Click to read more …]

08: Words of Wisdom – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Mercy and truth will help you make the best choices in life and help those in your community grow. [Lesson Plan for Words of Wisdom February 16, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Proverbs 20:6-11. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Waiting for the Lord
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Read Proverbs 20:17, 21:5. What practical lesson can we find in these texts? The thief who steals bread gets it faster than the one who has to work for it. Salespeople who lie to sell their bad merchandise may become rich faster than the honest merchant (compare Proverbs 21:5 to Proverbs 21:6). Yet, says the … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Test of Life
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Helping Grandfather

Their works follow them, says Revelation 14:13 (NKJV) about the reward of the righteous. Only the future will testify to the real value of the individual. People may boast now of their wealth, their knowledge, their physical prowess, and maybe that is all true. But what does it mean in the sight of God? So … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: We Are All Equal
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Man Looking at Christians As Primitive

Read Proverbs 20:12. What does this teach us about the value of all humans? Unlike the theory of evolution, which considers us all to be nothing but chance products of a mindless cosmos, the Bible teaches that all humans were created by God (see also Acts 17:26). It is no accident, either, that Thomas Jefferson … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Words of Wisdom
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Read for This Week’s Study: Proverbs 20:1-30; Cor. 12:14–26; Jer. 9:23-24; Proverbs 21:1-31; Matt. 25:35–40; Proverbs 22:1-29. Memory Text: Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man? (Proverbs 20:6, NKJV). To some degree (a great degree, actually), we are all products of our environment. Though heredity plays a big … [Click to read more …]