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Be Wise Pt. 1 “Fear God”
May 10, 2020

Be Wise Pt. 1 “Fear God”

May 10, 2020

Proverbs 19:8

Love wisdom. Learn all you can. Watch your life flourish.

Proverbs 1:7 (NIV)

7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7 (TLB)

7-9 How does a man become wise? The first step is to trust and reverence the Lord!

Proverbs 1:7 (MSG)

7 Start with God—the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.

Proverbs 29:25

A person stands in awe of God and His Lordship in their life.

LIFE GROUP DISCUSSION

Start talking. 

  • Share of a time where you met someone famous or someone you really admired? What did you say or do? How did you respond? What were you feeling?
  • What is something you have an irrational fear about?

Start thinking. 

  • Proverbs 1:7 NIV says, “7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” 
    • What do you think it “Fear the Lord” means and doesn’t mean?
  • Proverbs 29:25 NLT also teaches us, “Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety.” 
    • What do you think the difference is between the fear of people and the fear of the Lord? In what ways is the former bad for us and the latter one good for us?

Start sharing. 

  • This past Sunday we heard, “A wise person stands in awe of God and acknowledges His Lordship in their life.” 
    • Share of a time where you stood in awe of God? What led to that?  
  • What does it look like for you to keep God as Lord of your life? 
  • In what areas of your life are you tempted to not let God have His say or speak in to? 

Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

  • Pray for those who have yet to ask God to become Lord of their life. Pray for areas in everyone’s life where they struggle to let God lead them in. Pray boldly knowing that God hears us.  

Start doing. 

  • Identify an area of your life where you struggle to allow God to have His say and be Lord of. Surrender that area to him. It’s the wisest thing you could do. 
  • Follow up with a friend from your Life Group this week to see how they’re doing and how you can help them on their journey. 

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