WISE WORDS FROM GOD TO LIVE BY
Pastor Tim P Blaisure – 05/22/22 – Morning Message
There have been and are many wise words from men and women to live by, but the best are not from them alone but from God. God used men who had there spiritual ears open to hear the Word of the Lord and wrote them down for us to live by.
Especially Proverbs which were mostly written by King Solomon the wisest man who has ever lived. He asked for wisdom from God on how to lead his people and these words of Solomon and others that God gave them words of wisdom for all to live healthy, wealthy, joyful, peaceful, and fulfilled lives.
In these last days when lies are considered truths and the truth lies, we need to know the wisdom of God and how we should live our lives for the best results for us and others.
Proverbs 1:1-7 NLT
The Purpose of Proverbs
These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel.
2 Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. 3 Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. 4 These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young.
5 Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. Let those with understanding receive guidance 6 by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables, the words of the wise and their riddles.
7 Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Thirty Sayings of the Wise to live by
“ Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. 19 So that your trust may be in the Lord, I teach you today, even you. 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth, so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve?
22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, 23 for the Lord will take up their case and will exact life for life.
24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, 25 or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.
I. SAYING #1 TO LIVE BY: Proverbs 22:21 A. Learn and Teach to be honest.
B. Speak the truth.
C. So that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve.
D. Example: Joshua & Caleb good report – We are more than able to take the land.
II. SAYING #2 TO LIVE BY: Proverbs 22:22-23
A. Do not take advantage of the poor because they are poor.
B. Do not crush the needy in court.
C. For the Lord will take up their case and will require life for life.
D. Jesus gave to the poor, taught them to sow , healed them, and gave them His example on how to treat others.
III. SAYING #3 TO LIVE BY: Proverbs 22:24-25
A. Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person.
B. Do not associate with one easily angered.
C. Or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared (trapped in becoming an angry person).
D. Romans 5:11
So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.
1. Learn and be honest in everything.
2. Speak the truth at all times even if it hurts you.
3. Don’t take advantage of the less fortunate.
4. Don’t try to destroy people in the court of law.
5. Choose your friends wisely.
6. Association rubs off and you will become like those you hang with.
God wants us to be the light and salt of the earth not apart of the earth. We are the children of God, and we need to live and act like our example Jesus Christ.