Feb 25, 2018

Passage:Proverbs 1:20

Preacher: Tom Dunham

Series: #OWP - Obsessed With Proverbs

Category: Sermon


Your LIFE!


Wisdom calls aloud outside; she raises her voice in the open squares.

She cries out in the chief concourses, at the opening of the gates in the

city she speaks her words: “How long, you simple ones, will you love

simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate

knowledge. Turn at my reproof; surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I

will make known my words to you.” Proverbs 1:20-23


God’s wisdom is everywhere … accessible … crying out to us to listen!


Consider these two Scripture verses:

  • “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that

proceeds from the mouth of God.” Said Jesus in Mt. 4:4 …

  • “… I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my

necessary food.” Said Job in Job 23:12 …


Þ  Do these two verses characterize your habits in reading the Bible?


If you haven’t yet, would you consider making a commitment to:

  • Read your Bible daily?
  • Read through it yearly?

David Livingstone, a great missionary of the 1800’s to Africa,

read through his Bible twice a year …

The Bible:

  • Is living and powerful … Hebrews 4:12
  • Contains light to direct you … comfort to console you … food

to sustain you … wisdom to teach you … fire to warm you …

It’s given to you in life opened in judgment … and will

endure forever … It is a mine of wealth … a river of pleasure

… and a paradise of glory … Here heaven opensparadise

is restored … hell’s gates are disclosed … It’s histories are

true … its doctrines are holy … and its precepts are binding

… Read it thoughtfully … read it frequently … and read it

prayerfully … Read it to be wisebelieve it to be safe

practice it to be holy memorize it to grow. It involves the

highest responsibility … it will condemn all who trifle with its

sacred contents.


Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. Jerome


I thoroughly believe in a university education. Yet I believe a knowledge

of the Bible without a college education is more valuable than a college education without a knowledge of the Bible. Dr. William Lyon Phelps


Now: ‘Interactive’ … … …