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Session 24

With great wisdom comes great responsibility

Read: Proverbs 24

Have you ever sat through a history, science, or even a math class and thought, When will I ever use this?

It’s easy to let knowledge pass us by if we don’t believe it will be useful in our day-to-day lives.

Studying for a math exam is much different than studying the Bible. When we read the Bible, we come across truths we can apply to our circumstances. We gain knowledge and wisdom when we read God’s Word, but it is what we do with that knowledge and wisdom that is most important.

With wisdom comes great responsibility. The wisdom you receive is meant to serve a greater good. In Proverbs 24:11-12, King Solomon warns us to protect others in harm of danger or sin. We are held responsible for what we know. What a powerful role to have!

When we find wisdom, we have a responsibility to do the right thing and to guide others to do what is right as well. When we use the wisdom we’ve received and share it with others, it blesses our life and the lives of those around us. Proverbs 24:14 says wisdom is “sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”

Growing in wisdom is truly sweet, and it doesn’t have to be scary. Though we may have a huge responsibility, we can know that the Lord has our back. When others want to mock us for doing what’s right instead of what’s easy, Proverbs 24:19-20 encourages us, “Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of the wicked, for the evil man has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.”

As you read through Proverbs, hold onto the wisdom you gain. Allow wisdom from the Lord to be your foundation. Learn to wield it well by being honest and fair, prudent, and hardworking in every area of your life (Proverbs 24:23-34).

Reflect

  • Is fear holding you back from trusting God’s wisdom in your life?
  • Are there any areas of your life where you need to focus on becoming more honest, fair, or hardworking?
  • What’s one thing God is teaching you in His Word that you can share to keep someone else from trouble?

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So you want to be wise?

So you want to be wise?

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The best way to find your way

The best way to find your way

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3

Is God mad at me?

Is God mad at me?

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4

You have access to a wealth of wisdom

You have access to a wealth of wisdom

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5

Flirting with trouble is more dangerous than you think

Flirting with trouble is more dangerous than you think

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Why you need to be leading you

Why you need to be leading you

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How to avoid getting pulled in again

How to avoid getting pulled in again

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How do we know what’s true?

How do we know what’s true?

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How to win in every disagreement

How to win in every disagreement

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Will they miss you when you’re gone?

Will they miss you when you’re gone?

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How are you measuring success in life?

How are you measuring success in life?

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12

Avoid fools if you don’t want to become one

Avoid fools if you don’t want to become one

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Lying won’t get you what you really want

Lying won’t get you what you really want

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The best place to find the truth is in the Bible

The best place to find the truth is in the Bible

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15

How to deal with anger

How to deal with anger

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16

Tomorrow is too big to try it alone

Tomorrow is too big to try it alone

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17

Use your words for good, not evil

Use your words for good, not evil

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18

Choose your words wisely

Choose your words wisely

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19

Learn to own your mistakes

Learn to own your mistakes

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20

Why the party scene won’t make you happy

Why the party scene won’t make you happy

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21

There’s no such thing as “get rich quick”

There’s no such thing as “get rich quick”

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Why you should care what other people think

Why you should care what other people think

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Passing down wisdom is the best gift you’ll give your kids

Passing down wisdom is the best gift you’ll give your kids

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With great wisdom comes great responsibility

With great wisdom comes great responsibility

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25

You can’t do the right thing without the right heart

You can’t do the right thing without the right heart

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26

How to know who is worthy of honor

How to know who is worthy of honor

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27

Is the way you handle conflict adding to the drama?

Is the way you handle conflict adding to the drama?

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28

What to look for in a leader

What to look for in a leader

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Why you should welcome discipline at any age

Why you should welcome discipline at any age

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30

Do you believe God is awesome?

Do you believe God is awesome?

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How to live a life of noble character

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