Monday, November 24, 2014

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BIBLE STUDY OF BOOK OF PROVERBS WEEK # 8 (ANSWERS)

Proverbs 1-31

1.  What is the "beginning of knowledge"?

Fear is the beginning of knowledge.


2.  Where is wisdom's voice heard?

Wisdom's voice is heard by applying your heart to understanding.

 

3.  What does the follower of wisdom gain?  Happiness

What does he escape? Shame


4.  What is Solomon's counsel to the young?

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. (Proverbs 4:5)

 

5.  How is the character of wisdom illustrated?

A loving doe, a graceful deer—Proverbs 5:19


6.  What are some of the counsels of experience?

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: (Proverbs 6:23)


7.  What guide-posts on the way of life ought we to follow?

Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. (Proverbs 7:2)


8.  What is the counsel of wisdom regarding impurity?

"Living an impure life clouds your ability to clearly see how life should be lived."Proverbs 5:3-9 Proverbs 5:21-23


9.  Why should we avoid surety-ship and sloth?

It is a warning  against folly; don't promise something you may not be able deliver.


10. How is wisdom personified?

In Proverbs 1:20–33 and Proverbs 8:1—9:12, wisdom is personified as a woman who has much to offer—including "enduring wealth and prosperity" and "life"—to anyone who would heed her words (Proverbs 8:18, 35).

11. What was Wisdom's part in the creation of the world?

The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. (Proverbs 3:19)


12. Whom does Wisdom invite to her feast?

For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

15 To call passengers who go right on their ways:16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, (Proverbs 9:14-16)


13.   How are the righteous and the wicked contrasted?

17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

 

 

 

 

14. What is the characteristic of the speech of a good man?

The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom: The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable.


15. What possibilities of good and evil does speech afford?

Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince. (Proverbs 17:7)


16. What is the quickest way to overcome and eradicate wrong?

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. (Proverbs 22:15)


17. What is the greatest of all foes to human happiness?

I would think separation from God


18. Name some of the characteristics of a God-honoring life.

Your relationships, your attitudes, your speech, your priorities, and your whole heart


19. What are the true riches?

There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. (Proverbs 13:7) We have true riches when we have knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.


20. How should disputes be handled?

We should handle it with love and wisdom according to Proverbs' teaching.


21. How should we treat our enemies?

By doing good and loving and praying for our enemies, we can overcome evil with good.


22. What are some of the duties and joys of friendship?

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24;  It's a joy to know that you have a friend, and we must return that friendship.


23. What was Agur's prayer?

Proverbs 30:7-9. "Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:
8: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: 9: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain."
  Agur asks two things of God, one covers his spiritual life and the other his physical life.


24. What lessons does Agur find in common things?

Proverbs 30:33   "Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife."


25. What counsel did King Lemuel's mother give him?

Proverbs 31:3  "Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroy kings."


26. How is the ideal woman described?

Proverbs 31:10, 12-28   ". . . for her price is far above rubies, and according to verses (12-28)

 

27. According to verse (Proverbs 27:5) what is true love? "Open rebuke is better than secret love"

 

28. A man will not prosper if he does what?

Proverbs 28:13 "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper, but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy."

 

29. Where there is no vision a people what?

Proverbs 29: 18   "Where there is no vision, the people perish:"

 

30. Name some animals Agur speak of in chapter 30.

He speaks of a raven, eagle, serpent, ant, conies, locusts, spider, lion, greyhound, and a he goat.

 

31. A woman of virtue is far above what?

Rubies

 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

BIBLE STUDY OF BOOK OF PROVERBS CONCLUSION

Bible Study:  (Book of Proverbs; Knowledge, Understanding, and Wisdom)

Date: ………11/21/14

Study: Week # 8

 

Prayer:

Father God, it's a blessing to study Your Word, to understand Your Word, to walk in wisdom of Your Word, and to love Your Word.  We love You, Lord. We take hold of instruction that has been taught in the study, and we walk in it in Jesus' name. Instruction is good for the soul, we guard her, for she is life. We let our eyes look right on with fixed purpose, and a gaze that our eyes are on always. Please help us to consider well the path of our feet, and let all our ways be established and ordered righteous. Father, in the name of Jesus, we look carefully to how we walk today. We live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as unwise and witless, but as a wise, sensible, intelligent person, making the very most of our time. This study shall be with us as opportunity comes into our live to wisely, so we can bring glory to Your Precious Name. AMEN.

 

Title:  Conclusion:

The Bible is the sacred Book, or collection of books, accepted by the Christian Church as uniquely inspired by God, and thus authoritative, providing guidelines for belief and behavior.

Despite the diversity of the Bible books and their separation in time, there are several unifying themes that run through both the Old and New Testaments:

 

  • There is only one true God. He created all that is the universe and takes an active, ongoing and loving role in its maintenance.
  • God loves His people of all races, nationalities and religions, and seeks their love in return.
  • God created men and women with the power to choose between good and evil. We are called to do good by serving God and respecting our fellow human beings of the world. Evil is a constant temptation that we must do our best to resist.
  • God seeks the salvation of all people, individually and collectively, from the power of sin and evil. God has intervened directly in human affairs and has also sent the prophets and, finally, His Son Jesus, the Messiah or Christ, to help us with that salvation.

God loves His people so much He sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins, but God knew in His infinite knowledge that we needed help; He gave us His Holy Spirit, with the book of Proverbs to live by. God look down through the corridors of life and saw we needed instructions to live by, especially after Adam and Eve's mistake. We have the Pentateuch, the Historical books, the Wisdom books, the books of prophecy, the Gospel, the Acts of the Apostles, the Letters of Apostle Paul, and other letters alone with the Revelation. These letters were also written to encourage, instruct, correct the early Christian, and us as well. The Book of Proverbs is one of the books of wisdom, and it has many instructions for us to live by daily.

 

The quality of wisdom that Proverbs presents is much more than the ability to apply knowledge to various situations in life effectively. It also involves submission to the way of God that is the order of life God has revealed as best for men and women. It is possible for people to think correctly and to speak and act wisely with no direct knowledge of divine revelation. However people of this type possess only limited wisdom.

 

The wise person is one who takes God into account. He realizes his own limitations and his need for divine guidance. He listens to and applies what God has revealed to his own life. The foolish person believes he does not need God's help. He closes his ears and his mind to God's revelation. He goes his own way. The wise person becomes a success eventually while the fool suffers destruction.

 

1.      To Fear God means to Live in Light of His Power

2.      To Fear God means to Live in Light of His Presence

3.      To Fear God means to Live in Light of His Precepts, and finally

4.      To Fear God means to Live in Light of His Provision

 

The conclusion to it all is the motto of the Book of Proverbs—indeed all of the wisdom literature of the Old Testament is Proverbs 1:7: The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. This is one of those indicative statements, not an admonition. It is a statement of fact! However, there is another fact stated here: "fools despise wisdom and instruction." They who are fools refuse to work hard at discovering the "proverb," the "figure," the "riddles," as Proverbs 1:6 says. As Psalm 36:1 also says, "Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes." We have studies the book of Proverbs because we truly believe and have the fear of the God in us. Digging deep has truly been a blessing. Especially know and understanding the parallelisms of the Book of Proverbs.  The parallelism has helped us to understand the book more clearly.  As said in the study, the Book of Proverbs is not a famous book because it is difficult to understand.  After looking into this subject of parallelism, insight has been given. Remember this when you read the book.

 

In the end, our work habits are shaped by our character, which, in turn, is shaped by knowledge of our Lord's revelation and our awe of Him. As we come to know our Lord more intimately, our character is transformed to become like God's character. Indeed, "The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom" (Prov. 9:10). Wisdom brings life to all spheres of life, including the workplace, where most of us spend the largest part of our waking hours. Wisdom leads us to trustworthy actions, to diligence, to wholesome shrewdness, to generosity and justice for those in need, to controlling what we say, and to humble living. In wisdom, we trust God to shape our destiny and take charge of our ends. "Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established" (Prov. 16:3).

 

Proverbs is a good book once you read it with understanding.  It will guide you into truth and righteousness.  As I was reading Psalm 136   I saw God's wisdom; listen to this, O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endure forever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endure forever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endure forever. To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endure forever. To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endure forever.  To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endure forever. To him that made great lights: for his mercy endure forever: The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endure forever: The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endure forever. To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endure forever: And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endure forever: With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endure forever. To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endure forever: And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endure forever: But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endure forever. To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endure forever. To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endure forever: And slew famous kings: for his mercy endure forever: Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endure forever: And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endure forever: And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endure forever: Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endure forever. Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endure forever: And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endure forever. Who give food to all flesh: for his mercy endure forever. O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endure forever. God has given us that same wisdom through the book of Proverbs.

 

 

God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change; courage to change the things we can, and the WISDOM to know the different, amen…..

God bless this study (II Timothy 2:15)

 

God bless you In His Care

Always

 

 

New Bible Study coming soon;  "A Christmas Bible Study, 'Good News of Great Joy' Book of Luke."

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BIBLE STUDY OF BOOK OF PROVERBS WEEK # 8 (EXAMPLE)

1).        What kind of parallelism does this proverb use?

Proverbs 10:1: " A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother." Antithetical Parallelism   (opposite)

 

2).        What kind of parallelism does this proverb use?

Proverbs 25:25:  "Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country." Emblematic Parallelism (A type)

3).        What kind of parallelism does this proverb use?

Proverbs  4:23:  "Keep your heart with all vigilance; for from it flow the springs of life." Synthetic Parallelism (Complete)

           

4).        What kind of parallelism does this proverbs use?

Proverbs 11:7:  "When the wicked dies, his hope perishes and the expectation of the godless comes to nought."  Synonymous Parallelism (Alike)

 

BIBLE STUDY OF BOOK OF PROVERBS WEEK # 8 (TRUE/FALSE)

1).        The word wisdom in the passage below is referring to an understanding of how God uses trials to help us grow.  

 

True

 

James 1:5: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given to him.

 

2).        The book of Proverbs is a textbook on the New Testament church.

 

False              

 

3).        Solomon wanted people to learn from him that sin hurts, rather than trying sin out themselves. 

 

True

 

4).        Even wise men can learn from Proverbs. 

 

 True

 

5).        Select the educational objectives found in Proverbs 1:1-6.

 

To know wisdom and instruction, To perceive the words of understanding, To receive the instruction of wisdom, To understand a proverb

           

 
 

BIBLE STUDY OF BOOK OF PROVERBS WEEK # 8 (QUIZ)

 

1.) And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to______
       lust
       greed
       appetite Proverbs 23:2
       anger

2.) Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be______
       prudent
       wise Proverbs 6:6
       strong
       perfect

3.) A word fitly spoken is like______
       clouds and wind without rain.
       an ornament of fine gold.
       apples of gold in pictures of silver. Proverbs 25:11
       snow in summer, and like rain in harvest.

4.) Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own______
       goodness.
       understanding. Proverbs 3:5
       uprightness.
       knowledge.

5.) The fear of the Lord is the beginning of______
       knowledge. Proverbs 1:7
       riches.
       understanding.
       long life.

6.) A soft answer turned away wrath, but grievous words______
       cause contention.
       pour out foolishness.
       stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1
       cause a hateful heart.

7.) A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, but she that maketh ashamed is as_____
       a scourge upon his life.
       rottenness in his bones. Proverbs12:4
       a person void of understanding.
       an abomination.

8.) Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love______
       covereth all sins. Proverbs10:12
       is an everlasting fountain.
       holdeth his peace.
       concealeth the matter.

9.) Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be______
       old and feeble.
       sick.
       innocent.
       of heavy hearts. Proverbs 31:6

10.) Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above______
       diamonds.
       emeralds.
       rubies. Proverbs 31:10
       gold and silver.

 

 

11.) When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; _____ shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee.
       the mother of God
       the saints
       fortune
       discretion Proverbs 2:11

12.) Wisdom _____ him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
       resteth in the heart of  Proverbs 14:33
       pursueth
       is glimpsed in
       is revealed in

13.) The wise in heart shall be called _____: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
       impartial
       impudent
       prudish
       prudent  Proverbs 16:21

14.) Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will _____
       rise up and bless thee.
       increase in righteousness.
       increase in learning. Proverbs 9:9
       be renewed in strength.

15.) Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will _____
       leave thee an inheritance.
       love thee. Proverbs 9:8
       understand thee.
       gladden thy heart.

16.) He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the _____ shall be servant to the wise of heart.
       felon
       embezzler
       fool  Proverbs 11:29
       wicked

17.) Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed _____
       a righteous man.
       a man of understanding.  Proverbs 17:28
       as generous.
       as thoughtful.

18.) A scorner seeketh wisdom, _____: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
       and findeth it not  Proverbs 14:6
       and findeth it elusive
       and findeth it with much difficulty
       and by dint of effort findeth it

19.) In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but _____ him that is void of understanding.
       a rod is for the back of  Proverbs 10:13
       vanities proceed from the mouth of
       the angel of death stalks
       cruelty is the best kindness of

20.) He that is void of wisdom _____ but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
       turneth not his hand to help his neighbor
       despiseth his neighbor  Proverbs 11:12
       speaketh ill of his closest friend
       looketh to do harm

21.) Hear counsel, and receive _____, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
       a multitude of counselors
       the word of the Lord
       many lashes
       instruction  Proverbs 19:20

22.) How much better is it to get wisdom than _____ and to get understanding rather to be chosen than _____
       much wheat and much barley
       rubies and precious stones
       gold and silver  Proverbs 16:16
       great houses and much land

 

Bible Study: The Prayer Jesus Taught His Disciples Week # 7

Matthew 6:5-15 Beginning Prayer:   Father God, we ask that Thy will be done in our hearts today in Jesus' name.  Help ...