Proverbs: 24 – 26

Proverbs: 24

  1. What missionary call is heard in verses 11, 12? Am I saying concerning those who are going down to death, ‘But we know nothing about this?
  2. What other saying here challenge mu standards of neighborly love?
  3. What did the wise man learn from the field of the sluggard? Find and ponder the positive teachings of this chapter on thoroughness and forethought.

Proverbs: 25:1-26:12

  1. How does our Lord in one of his parables adapt the teaching of 25:6, 7?
  2. Observe in 25:8-28 how many illustrations are given of the power and influence of words both to do good and to do harm. Am I sufficiently careful in this matter?
  3. In what ways does the passage 26:1-12 enforce the familiar injuction, ‘Don’t be a fool’? Among whom did Christ find ‘fools’? Cf. Matt. 7:26; 23:17; 25:2; Luke 11:40; 12:20; 24:25.

Note. The ‘fool’ is one who is willfully unresponsive to the teaching of divine wisdom, and, going his own self-chosen way, hurts himself and others.

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