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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Grow in wisdom. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show the difference of knowledge and wisdom IV. TEXT: Proverbs 9:10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wis

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I. EXORDIUM:

Grow in wisdom.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show the difference of knowledge and wisdom

IV. TEXT:

Proverbs 9:10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.

Proverbs 9:10 (New International Version)

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

V. THESIS:

Wisdom is supreme so get wisdom

VI. TITLE:

Knowledge vs Wisdom

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: King Solomon, more likely a collector

B. Proverb means "more was meant than met the eye"

A proverb is a truth that is couched in a form that is easy to remember, a philosophy based on experience, and a rule for conduct.—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible

C. Key verse: Proverbs 1:7

Proverbs 1:7 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Biblical or Heavenly Knowledge and Wisdom

1. Both can be gained from fear of the LORD (Ps 111:10, Pro 1:7)

Psalms 111:10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. Praise Him forever!

Proverbs 1:7 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

B. Wisdom is knowledge of the Holy One and good understanding

Proverbs 9:10 (New Century Version)

“Wisdom begins with respect for the Lord, and understanding begins with knowing the Holy One.

Psalms 111:10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. Praise Him forever!

1. Effects of wisdom: (Psalms 111:10)

a. Fear of the LORD - "Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom."

b. Follow the LORD - "All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom."

c. Praise and worship GOD - "Praise Him forever!"

C. Grow in wisdom (Luke 2:52, Ephesians 4:13, 1 Corinthians 8:1, Proverbs 4:5-7)

Luke 2:52 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.

Ephesians 4:13 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.

1 Corinthians 8:1 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Now regarding your question about food that has been offered to idols. Yes, we know that “we all have knowledge” about this issue. But while knowledge makes us feel important, it is love that strengthens the church.

Proverbs 4:5-7 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Get wisdom; develop good judgment. Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.

Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you. Love her, and she will guard you.

Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.


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