Adult

Feast with Wisdom

Lesson 4 

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Summer 2020

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By: RLD Editorial Team 

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June 28, 2020

Lesson Focus:

Build your life on the pillars of God’s wisdom, not decaying folly.

Bible Basis:

Proverbs 9:1-6, 8-10, 13-18

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Build your life on the pillars of God’s wisdom, not decaying folly.

These videos and materials are for your personal use. If you show videos in class, be sure to have the necessary rights to do so.

Music Video, Traditional: “There Shall Be Showers of Blessing”
Music Video, Multicultural: “Grace Wouldn’t Leave Me Alone” by Casey J
Music Video, Contemporary: “Whisper” by Stillman
Gill’s Exposition of Proverbs 9
Pulpit Commentary on Proverbs 9
Coffman’s Commentary on Proverbs 9

Memory Verse:

Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight.
—Proverbs 9:6

Step 1

Materials Needed:

  • None

A TREEHOUSE BUILT ON FAULTY ADVICE
A dad in South Carolina built a free-standing treehouse for his son this month but was unsure whether it was safe. He sent a note and video to Washington Post DIY columnist Tim Carter. The video is “filled with love and concern,” Carter said, “but it’s also filled with serious building errors.” Upon watching the video, Carter immediately e-mailed the dad and urged him to stop working on the treehouse and to await a video from Carter that would show how to make the structure safe for his son and friends to play on. This dad “either got very bad advice or, if he found great advice, he failed to follow it,” Carter said. “The Internet is overflowing with conflicting building advice, and if you don’t know what’s right and what’s wrong, it’s easy for you to go down the wrong path.”

A LIFE BUILT ON FAULTY ADVICE
In today’s passage from Proverbs, Folly and Wisdom both position themselves in the marketplace and call out to passersby. They urge people to heed their guidance and to eat the fruit of their very different messages. Advice of any kind is designed to lead the hearer toward a destination. Whereas Wisdom will guide you to life and understanding, death lies at the end of the road for anyone following Folly.

Questions

  • What bad advice have you gotten, and what did it lead to?
  • When have you ever given advice to someone that you later wished you could take back?
  • Why do people sometimes ignore good advice and heed bad advice instead?

Looking for Steps 2, 3 & 4?

You can find Steps 2, 3 & 4 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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