May 28, 2023

Know Wisdom

Anthony Gammage – Proverbs 1:1-7

Sermon Quotes

Proverbs 1:1–7
[1] The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
[2] To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,
[3] to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;
[4] to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—
[5] Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,
[6] to understand a proverb and a saying,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
[7] The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.

“A poetic, terse, vivid, thought-provoking saying that conveys a world of truth in a few words. They are neither absolute commands nor promises, and often they are partial.”
-Tim Keller

Proverbs 26:4–5
[4] Answer not a fool according to his folly,
lest you be like him yourself.
[5] Answer a fool according to his folly,
lest he be wise in his own eyes.

C. John Collins: Skill in the art of Godly living.

J.I. Packer: Choosing the best and noblest end at which to aim, along with the most appropriate and effective means to do it.

Philippians 1:9–11
[9] And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, [10] so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, [11] filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Proverbs 9:4
[4] “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”

James 1:5
[5] If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Proverbs 1:7
[7] The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Job 28:28
[28] And he said to man,
‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
and to turn away from evil is understanding.’”

Genesis 1:1
[1] In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

1 Corinthians 1:30–31
[30] And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption.