Application of Proverbs



        1) Are you walking in the fear of the Lord? To fear God is to have a awesome respect of who He is and a reverential trust                in His Word and His character, and to live accordingly.

        2) The wisdom of the world is different from the wisdom that comes from God. Which is of more value to you? How quick                are you, beloved, to seek God's wisdom in the matters of everyday life?

        3) What do you need to do or change in light of the insight and wisdom you have learned from these proverbs?

        4) Since there are 31 chapters in Proverbs, some people read a chapter a day, month after month. This is good as long as             you do not neglect other portions of the Word and as long as you give yourself adequate time to meditate on these                    proverbs.

                1) After chapter 9, many proverbs are only two to four lines long. You may want to choose one or two proverbs a day,                     evaluating your life and relationship in the light of them.

                2) Or you may want to select a theme you marked throughout Proverbs, list what you learned from the book as a                            whole, and then meditate in that theme. For example, you might meditate on what you learned about diligence                            versus laziness, or about the tongue.



Proverbs Themes of Application



Theme

Explanation

Importance

Wisdom

God wants his people to be wise. Two kinds of people portray two contrasting paths of life. The fool is the wicked, stubborn person who hates or ignores God. The wise person seeks to know and love God.

When we choose God’s way, he grant us wisdom. His Word, the Bible, leads us to live right, have right relationships, and make right decisions.

Relationships

Proverbs gives us advice for developing our personal relationships with friends, family y members, and coworkers. IN every relationship, we must show love, dedication, and high moral standards.

To relate to people, we need consistency, tact, and discipline to use the wisdom God gives us. If we don’t treat others according to the wisdom God gives, our relationships will suffer.

Speech

What we say shows our real attitude toward others. How we talk reveals what we’re really like. Our speech is a test of how wise we have become.

To be wise in our speech we need to use self-control. Our words should be honest and well chosen.

Work

God controls the final outcome of all we do. We are accountable to carry out our work with diligence and discipline, not laziness.

Because God evaluates how we live, we should work purposefully. We must never be lax or self-satisfied in using our skills.

Success

Although people work very hard for money and fame, God views success as having a good reputation, moral character, and the spiritual devotion to obey him.

A  successful relationship with God counts for eternity. Everything else is perishable. All our resources, time, and talents come from God. We should strive to use them wisely.