Seduction and Strength
Open Your Bible
Proverbs 18:10-11, Proverbs 20:29, Proverbs 24:1-12, Proverbs 25:26-28
The book of Proverbs is a guide for pursuing godly wisdom in our daily lives. In this four-week study, we will read a selection of topical proverbs covering different aspects of wisdom, from how to interact with our friends, families, and neighbors, to fearing God and keeping His commands. No matter the subject, these proverbs urge us to wrestle with and reflect on our own response to them. To help you better engage with the proverbs in this reading plan, we have provided you with a short introduction and reflection questions for each day.
As fallen people in a fallen world, we are susceptible to seduction, or being lured by false promises. But as followers of Jesus who have the Holy Spirit, the wisdom of God is available to us in every situation we face. Both of these truths call us to pay attention to the wisdom found in Scripture. These proverbs call us to examine how seduction and strength work in our lives.
What is the most powerfully seductive voice speaking into your life right now? What is it promising that makes you want to follow?
What is the God-given longing of your heart that lies beneath the desire you just named?
What do you think Proverbs 25:28 means? Take time to remember and reflect on when this proverb has been true in your own life?