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Proverbs 1 - AMP

2 Over the doors of the school of Plato these words were written in Greek, ``Let no one enter who is not a geometrician." But Solomon opens wide the doors of his proverbs with a special message of welcome to the unlearned, the simple, the foolish, the young, and even to the wise--that all ``will hear and increase in learning" (Prov. 1:5).That people may know skillful and godly A key term in the book of Proverbs, ``Wisdom" is capitalized throughout, as God's design for living and as a reminder of Christ, Whom the apostle Paul calls ``the wisdom of God... in Whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (I Cor. 1:24; Col. 2:3 KJV).Wisdom and instruction, discern and comprehend the words of understanding and insight, 3 Receive instruction in wise dealing and the discipline of wise thoughtfulness, righteousness, justice, and integrity, 4 That prudence may be given to the simple, and knowledge, discretion, and discernment to the youth-- 5 The wise also will hear and increase in learning, and the person of understanding will acquire skill and attain to sound counsel -- 6 That people may understand a proverb and a figure of speech or an enigma with its interpretation, and the words of the wise and their dark sayings or riddles. 7 The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge ; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline. 8 My son, hear the instruction of your father; reject not nor forsake the teaching of your mother. 9 For they are a chaplet (garland) of grace upon your head and chains and pendants for your neck. 10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. 11 If they say, Come with us; let us lie in wait blood, let us ambush the innocent without cause ; 12 Let us swallow them up alive as does Sheol (the place of the dead), and whole, as those who go down into the pit ; 13 We shall find and take all kinds of precious goods , we shall fill our houses with plunder; 14 Throw in your lot with us and be a sworn brother and comrade; let us all have one purse in common-- 15 My son, do not walk in the way with them; restrain your foot from their path; 16 For their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood. 17 For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird! 18 But they are lying in wait for their own blood; they set an ambush for their own lives. 19 So are the ways of everyone who is greedy of gain; such takes away the lives of its possessors. 20 Wisdom here is personified. Read ``the Wisdom of God" instead of ``Wisdom" and see the wonderful power of this book.Wisdom cries aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the markets; 21 She cries at the head of the noisy intersections ; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: 22 How long, O simple ones , will you love being simple? And the scoffers delight in scoffing and fools hate knowledge? 23 If you will turn (repent) and give heed to my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit upon you, I will make my words known to you. 24 Because I have called and you have refused , have stretched out my hand and no man has heeded it, 25 And you treated as nothing all my counsel and would accept none of my reproof, 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when the thing comes that shall cause you terror and panic-- 27 When your panic comes as a storm and desolation and your calamity comes on as a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. 28 Then will they call upon me but I will not answer; they will seek me early and diligently but they will not find me. 29 Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord, 30 Would accept none of my counsel, and despised all my reproof, 31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way and be satiated with their own devices. 32 For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, and the careless ease of fools shall destroy them. 33 But whoso hearkens to me shall dwell securely and in confident trust and shall be quiet, without fear or dread of evil.



Sermons on Proverbs 1 More sermons: Proverbs 1

Greg Gordon avatar
The Tragedy of Rejecting Godly Counsel
Shared by: Greg Gordon on Jan, 2017
Summary: We have all had times in our lives where believers in the Lord have given advice to us in our Christian walks. Sometimes it was a kind reminder of a verse or a practical suggestion in a situation.
Kirby Lloyd avatar
The Adventure Begins/New Discovery
Shared by: Kirby Lloyd on Dec, 2016
Summary: Second in series on stages of Spiritual Growth
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
Views: 21
Paul Carlson avatar
Choose Godly Wisdom
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Dec, 2015
Summary: PROPOSITION: Because Christ is the essence of wisdom, you must embody Him in order to have your life become a masterpiece that will endure.
Series: O.T. Survey
Scripture: Proverbs 1:10-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 209
Ian Humphrey avatar
The Call of Wisdom
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Call of Wisdom
Scripture: Proverbs 1:20-33
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 162
Douglas Phillips avatar
Proverbs: A Study
Shared by: Douglas Phillips on Sep, 2015
Summary: This is the first is a Bible Study I did on the book of Proverbs. This particular study took about three wdeeks to do, and deals with the question of what is Wisdom according to the Bible.
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 258
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
In Pursuit of Wisdom
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul, 2015
Summary: Though more precious than gold, wisdom is not hidden like gold is. Wisdom is all around us and is easily accessible for all who seek it.
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7-3:8
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 211
Rick Boyne avatar
Truth-Tellers
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Jun, 2015
Summary: Everyone needs someone to speak truth into their life.
Scripture: Proverbs 1:5-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 331
Daniel Cruz avatar
IF YOU TURN!
Shared by: Daniel Cruz on May, 2015
Summary: God says in the book of Proverbs if you turn at my Reproof, I will pour out my spirit upon you and I will give you revelation of my word.
T.J. Conwell avatar
Godly Wisdom for Mother’s
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on May, 2015
Summary: God ordains the position of motherhood. Always remember that God is with you, no matter the circumstance because He is faithful … and He will never let you down!
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 335
Archie Norman avatar
Spotting a Fool
Shared by: Archie Norman on May, 2015
Summary: A Word to the Wise
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-31:31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 298
Steve Shepherd avatar
The Wisdom of God
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Feb, 2015
Summary: The wisdom of God speaks to us from the Proverbs. 1- Wisdom says to fear the Lord 2- Wisdom says to avoid sinful men 3- Wisdom says to listen for wisdom everywhere
based on 24 ratings
Views: 4,277
Shine Thomas avatar
Complacency - Why the Hurry?
Shared by: Shine Thomas on Oct, 2013
Summary: Dealing with the sin of complacency. Christians have become so comfortable in life that they have no hurry for the things of God.
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
Fear God, and nothing else!
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Dec, 2014
Summary: This was designed as a New Years sermon to teach Christians what is an appropriate fear and what is not. Biblical texts are also explored showing the blessings associated with proper fear of God.
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
Views: 605
Dan Proctor avatar
Children – Bringing Joy to Parents
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Oct, 2014
Summary: It is God’s plan that children bring joy to their parents, but now let’s talk reality! Children have the potential to bring unspeakable grief, shame, and reproach. How do parents prevent this from happening? Did you know that the Bible has the answers?
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-31:31
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 603
Larry Turner avatar
Firm Foundation of Fear.
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jul, 2014
Summary: Poverbs was given to us teach us about the skill of living. The foundation of this skill is the fear of the Lord.
Larry Turner avatar
The Skill of Living
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jul, 2014
Summary: In the Old Testament one of the meanings for wisdom was skill. This sermon begins a trec on learning the skills for proper living.
Bishop Lalachan Abraham avatar
The foundation of True knowledge
Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Jun, 2014
Summary: “Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” (Proverbs 1:7 NLT)
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
Denomination: *other
Views: 4,981
Perry Greene avatar
Wise or Foolish?
Shared by: Perry Greene on May, 2014
Summary: A lesson on true wisdom and knowledge for graduating seniors.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
Views: 1,011
Steve Shepherd avatar
THE WISDOM OF GOD
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on May, 2014
Summary: The wisdom of God speaks to us from the Proverbs. 1- Wisdom says to fear the Lord 2- Wisdom says to avoid sinful men 3- Wisdom says to listen for wisdom everywhere
based on 54 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
Views: 8,713
Steve Shepherd avatar
The Wisdom of God
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Dec, 2013
Summary: The wisdom of God speaks to us from the Proverbs. 1- Wisdom says to fear the Lord 2- Wisdom says to avoid sinful men 3- Wisdom says to listen for wisdom everywhere
based on 76 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
Views: 12,256
John McCormack avatar
THOUGHTS ON WISE COUNSEL
Shared by: John McCormack on Sep, 2013
Summary: WISE COUNSELING IS A PROCESS.
Scripture: Proverbs 1:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 399
Thomas Swope avatar
A Successful Life
Shared by: Thomas Swope on May, 2013
Summary: A study of chapter 1 of the book of Proverbs
Series: Proverbs
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-33
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,352
Matthew Cox avatar
Knowing who' boss
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: Who is the boss in your life?
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
Denomination: *other
Views: 195
Matthew Cox avatar
boss part 2
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: Who is your boss part 2
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
Denomination: *other
Views: 147
Matthew Cox avatar
Getting to the Kingdom
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: Getting to the Kingdom part 1
Scripture: Proverbs 1:8
Denomination: *other
Views: 181
Matthew Cox avatar
Getting to the Kingdom Part 2
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: Getting to the Kingdom part 2
Scripture: Proverbs 1:8
Denomination: *other
Views: 146
Matthew Cox avatar
Gaining Wisdom
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: This sermon is on wisdom
Scripture: Proverbs 1:24
Denomination: *other
Views: 228
Matthew Cox avatar
Gaining Wisdom part 2
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: This sermon is on wisdom
Scripture: Proverbs 1:24
Denomination: *other
Views: 185
Matthew Cox avatar
Who knows you better than God
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: Proverbs 1:7
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,051
Matthew Cox avatar
God talks, listens, and gives solutions
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: God wants to be ivovled in your life
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
Denomination: *other
Views: 953