Proverbs: Wisdom to Live By 3.18.18

Message from the Youth Leader:

While studying the book of Proverbs is an enlightening endeavor, committing a few proverbs to memory may prove more useful in the long run.  Proverbs is not a book or promises or law, it is the collected wisdom of those who’ve lived with and under God’s promises and law.  The proverbs are not formulas for success, but more general rules to guide someone on a path of righteousness in God’s creation.  Here are a few that speak to me:

“Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up bones.” Proverbs 17:22

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17

“He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.” Proverbs 28:19

Jesus, as he was tempted by Satan, quoted scripture from Deuteronomy as a defense against Satan’s attacks, and “all scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16) so it never hurts to have some on-hand.  I plan to commit more Proverbs to memory and challenge you to do the same. 

Upcoming Lessons:

  • Sunday 3/18: Luke 9:40-56: With great power comes great responsibility…
  • Wednesday 3/21: Ecclesiastes: How does God address Nihilism?

Event Updates:

  • 2/16/2018; Tomorrow Night: Family Game Night! 5PM-9PM
  • 3/30-31/2018, “Exit” the Lock-In! 5PM-9AM

Prayer Requests:

  • Peace.  There is a lot to do to prepare for the Easter season and upcoming Summer, and I feel like a dog chasing his tail.  I ask that you please pray for my peace and discernment as I try to balance my Martha brain and my Mary heart (see Luke 38:31)
  • Resolution for the situations my students are in.  Life’s tough, and sometimes the toughness doesn’t seem to have an endpoint.  I praise God that our lessons for the last few weeks have addressed these troubles, but pray that the troubles may cease.

Greg Horton
Youth Director