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The book of Proverbs contains practical wisdom for all us. Wisdom for relationships. Wisdom for life decisions. Wisdom for just about any area of life you can think of. Join The Water’s Edge as WE take a look at the book of Proverbs and how this ancient book contains the answers to our modern-day questions.

Study Guide, Reading Plans & Other Studies

Click of the Proverbial Thoughts Study Guide image below to find our Study Guide & Refletion Journal that goes along with the series.

WE  have also included several YouVersion studies that  you can do on your own, with your friends and family or House Churches. 

Click on the images below for these reading plans and studies.

Click on the date button to read that day’s chapter. 

Practical Widsom

Looking for some advice in specific areas of life? Click on the “+” next to each topic below to take a look at the practical wisdom Proverbs offers.

The Power of Discipline and Delayed Gratification

Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. -Proverbs 1:3

 

My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline,

and don’t be upset when he corrects you.

For the Lord corrects those he loves,

just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.

Joyful is the person who finds wisdom,

the one who gains understanding. -Proverbs 3:11-13

 

Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones.
Learn from their ways and become wise!
Though they have no prince
or governor or ruler to make them work,
they labor hard all summer,
gathering food for the winter. -Proverbs 6:6-8

 

Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears;

wealth from hard work grows over time. -Proverbs 13:11

 

Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them. -Proverbs 13:24

 

Without oxen a stable stays clean,

but you need a strong ox for a large harvest. -Proverbs 14:4

 

Work brings profit,

but mere talk leads to poverty! -Proverbs 14:23

 

To learn, you must love discipline;

it is stupid to hate correction. -Proverbs 12:1

 

Pray for Wisdom

Come and listen to my counsel.

I’ll share my heart with you and make you wise. -Proverbs 1:23

 

Tune your ears to wisdom,

    and concentrate on understanding.

Cry out for insight,

    and ask for understanding.

Search for them as you would for silver;

    seek them like hidden treasures. -Proverbs 2:2-4

 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;

    do not depend on your own understanding.

Seek his will in all you do,

    and he will show you which path to take. -Proverbs 3:5-6

 

The Power of Proactive Kindness

 

Do not withhold good from those who deserve it

    when it’s in your power to help them.

If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say,

    “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.” -Proverbs 3:27-28

 

Your kindness will reward you,

    but your cruelty will destroy you. -Proverbs 11:17

 

The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life;

    a wise person wins friends. -Proverbs 11:30

The Power of Proactive Kindness

Do not withhold good from those who deserve it

    when it’s in your power to help them.

If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say,

    “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.” -Proverbs 3:27-28

 

Your kindness will reward you,

    but your cruelty will destroy you. -Proverbs 11:17

 

The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life;

    a wise person wins friends. -Proverbs 11:30

Giving and Receiving Constructive Criticism

Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return.

    Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.

So don’t bother correcting mockers;

    they will only hate you.

But correct the wise,

    and they will love you. -Proverbs 9:7-8

 

People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life,

    but those who ignore correction will go astray. -Proverbs 10:17

 

Fools think their own way is right,

    but the wise listen to others. -Proverbs 12:15

Pride and Humility

Pride leads to disgrace,

    but with humility comes wisdom. -Proverbs 11:2

 

Pride leads to conflict;

    those who take advice are wise. -Proverbs 13:10

The Power of Words

The words of the godly encourage many. -Proverbs 10:21

 

It is foolish to belittle one’s neighbor; a sensible person keeps quiet.

A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence. -Proverbs 11:12-13

 

A fool is quick-tempered,

    but a wise person stays calm when insulted. -Proverbs 12:16

 

Some people make cutting remarks,

    but the words of the wise bring healing. -Proverbs 12:18

 

Worry weighs a person down;

    an encouraging word cheers a person up. -Proverbs 12:25

 

Those who control their tongue will have a long life;

    opening your mouth can ruin everything. -Proverbs 13:3

Generosity and Money

Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything.

The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. -Proverbs 11:24-25

 

Trust in your money and down you go!

    But the godly flourish like leaves in spring. -Proverbs 11:28

Consequences for Actions

Those who bring trouble on their families inherit the wind. -Proverbs 11:29

The Importance of Healthy Relationships

Walk with the wise and become wise;

    associate with fools and get in trouble. -Proverbs 13:20

Anger

People with understanding control their anger;

    a hot temper shows great foolishness. -Proverbs 14:29

Sermon Videos

Week 1
Discipline and Delayed Gratification
Craig Finnestad
Week 2
Words
Craig Finnestad
Week 3
Friendship
Leandra Esler
Week 4
Pride & Humility
Craig Finnestad
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