Questions for Reflection for Study of Proverbs 19-26

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing more thoughts from the study of the book of Proverbs. This collection of writings urges conduct that expresses a person’s relationship with God in everyday situations. The Word of God speaks to us from up high with wisdom and spiritual food for the soul.

The wise speak with encouraging words that uplift at a timely moment but the foolish tear apart crushing all hopes. How much better it is to get wisdom than gold and understanding rather than silver! If we plan our course with good motives, the Lord will provide the details by determining our steps and bring prosperity because we follow those steps.

The wise avoid the traps that bring trouble by listening to those they can trust and they always strive to get along with others by watching what comes from their words. When tested, they continue to have a good outlook on life.

The wise speak positive about situations and people with encouragement, affection, and praise. Let us think of ways to offer these positives and plan it out in our heart in order to offer sweet fruit for the souls we meet.

Let God direct each step we take. Let us strive to do what is right with integrity by loving our neighbors and treating others right. Self-discipline will help us have what is needed if we take advantage of God’s instruction and learn from the experiences we go through.

The mission of this blog is to bring out ways to better apply God’s Word in our life at work, at home, and within our neighborhoods. The questions for reflection for the study of Proverbs 19-26 below will help bring out some thoughts and ideas over the next few weeks.

The reading plan below will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing!

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Questions for Reflection

Proverbs 19
What is your attitude toward the rich? Toward the poor? How can you be kind to the poor or needy today? What meaningful qualities from this chapter need to be a part of your life today?

Proverbs 20
What are the different categories of proverbs within this chapter? In what ways does each category reveal wisdom? How can we apply the message from today’s passage?

Proverbs 21
What are the themes of these proverbs?  In what areas of life do you need to change today? What is the future of a righteous person? What is the future of an evil person?

Proverbs 22:1-16
What is the theme of this passage? What ideas are there for training the young in God’s principles? How can you change for the better so you are a good example for the younger generation?

Proverbs 22:17 through 23
What are the attitudes and actions that the wise apply? How does this wisdom affect others? What are some ideas for putting God’s instruction into practice?

Proverbs 24
How are wisdom and strength related? What is an idea for handling crisis situations? How do you know when your sleep is necessary and when it is merely escape?

Proverbs 25
How can each day be lived with enthusiasm? What should be our actions and attitudes towards our neighbors? How can you experience self-control in what you say and do?

Proverbs 26
What are the characteristics of a fool? A sluggard? A quarrelsome person? A gossip? A hypocrite? How can these traits be removed from a person’s life?

Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts

Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God: A Daily Study Guide to the Entire Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1978. Print. 
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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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