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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.

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Choose Godly Wisdom

Proverbs 1:10-33

PROPOSITION: Because Christ is the essence of wisdom, you must embody Him in order to have your life become a masterpiece that will endure.

I. Flee the enticement of self-gratifying folly.

A. Folly’s perverse proposition (1:10-12).

1. An enticement to follow sinners (10).

2. An enticement to do wickedness (11-12).

B. Folly’s tempting promises (1:13-14).

1. Greed’s false promise of prosperity (13).

2. Greed’s false promise of being better off (14).

C. Folly’s destructive path (1:15-16).

1. Ungodly friendships are forbidden (15).

2. Ungodly friendships lead to evil (16).

D. Folly’s fatal prospect (1:17-19).

1. Sin lays moral traps (17-18).

2. These traps ruin the author (19).

II. Pursue Christ’s invitation of godly wisdom.

A. Wisdom’s prolonged proposition (1:20-22).

1. Wisdom is being heralded through Christ!

2. Wisdom is being offered to you!

B. Wisdom’s simple promise (1:23).

1. If you will repent, then Christ will receive you.

2. If you will repent, then Christ will make you wise.

C. Wisdom’s tragic prediction (1:24-32).

1. People refuse Christ even though He reaches out to them (24-25).

2. Christ eventually will reject you if you persist in your folly (26-32).

D. Wisdom’s blessed prospect (1:33)

1. Wisdom’s invitation is open to everyone.

2. Wisdom’s invitation offers eternal security.


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